Bar dancers can pursue their profession: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld the right of bar dancers to pursue their profession subject to dancing bars taking licence from the state authorities.
The apex court bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice S.S. Nijjar upheld the right of bar dancers as it rejected the Maharashtra government's plea against the Bombay High Court verdict striking down the police orders that bar dancing in hotels below three stars.
Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Nijjar said that they have not touched the question of the right of the dancing girls under article 19 (A).
The bar dancers had contended that besides being discriminative the police order impinged on their right to livelihood. They had also contended that besides dancing at the bar they knew no other trade to earn their living.
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Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 719