After snubbing the Maharashtra government and saying that it is better for a woman to dance rather than to beg on streets, the Supreme Court today directed the state government to issue license to dance bars.
According to ANI, the apex court has given directives to the government to issue license to eight bars within two days.
The next hearing has been scheduled to take place on Friday. On account of non-compliance of some conditions, the apex court had last month said it is better for women to perform than begging on streets or doing something 'unacceptable' to earn a livelihood.
The bench has acknowledged the plea of Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for Maharashtra, that the state has to ensure that there is no "obscenity" in dance bars and the modesty of women is protected there.
The court has also asked dance bars to adhere to conditions such as installation of railings to demarcate the performance area from the place where the audience can sit and watch.
-With inputs from ANI