SC QUES­TIONS GOVT’S ‘WEIRD’ LI­CENCE NORM FOR DANCE BARS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Bhadra Sinha bhadra.sinha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI/MUM­BAI: The Supreme Cour t on Tues­day t er med Maharashtra gover nment’s move to make it manda­tory for dance bar own­ers to pro­vide a live feed to the near­est po­lice sta­tion through a CCTV record­ing as “ab­surd”.

The Supreme Court said the move not only im­pinged one’s right to pri­vacy but also vi­o­lated the fun­da­men­tal right to carry out a pro­fes­sion.

“We can­not ex­pect a CCTV in a bar. It is highly em­bar­rass­ing for any­body to be seen drink­ing. Some peo­ple even ob­ject to be be­ing pho­tographed while eat­ing in restau­rants. There is a right to pri­vacy ev­ery­where,” a bench of jus­tice Di­pak Misra and jus­tice Shiva Kirti Singh ob­served when it was in­formed about the “weird” clause in the new li­cence con­di­tions for dance bars is­sued by the state.

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