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