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Mumbai Police arrest 36 bar dancers

Police have arrested 36 bar dancers following raids on two bars in Mumbai for violating the law.

Mumbai, May 19 : Police have arrested 36 bar dancers following raids on two bars in Mumbai for violating the law.

In the first raid, 23 dancers were arrested from a bar in Andheri. Another 13 were arrested in Borivilli.

"When our team checked the bar five girls were found. Later we found another hiding place behind the bar. There we found eight more girls. In all, we found thirteen girls. We will take action in this regard. Illegal orchestra was also on during the raid. We will take action against the girls, and the owners of the bar," said Jayant Naiknavre, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Bar dancing has been banned in Maharashtra since August 2005, as authorities feel it corrupts young, and breeds both crime and prostitution.

An estimated 75,000 girls, mainly from the lower economic strata, lost their means of livelihood.

But the dancers and their backers' say the bars are the only way the women, many of them single mothers, can earn a living.

The girls -- they are forced out of the business as they cross 30 years of age -- take home 70 percent of the tips and the bar owners keep 30 percent.

Governor S M Krishna had on August 9 given his assent to the Mumbai Police (amendment) Bill, 2005, aimed at banning dance bars in the state after it was passed by both the Houses of the state legislature.

The bill provides for a ban on 'holding of a performance of dance, of any kind, in an eating house, permit room or beer bar'.

According to the bill, "All performance licences, issued under the aforesaid rule by the Commissioner of Police or the District Magistrate or any other officer, as the case may be, being the licensing authority, to hold a dance performance of any kind or type, in an eating house, permit room or beer bar shall stand cancelled".

The bill provides for an imprisonment of upto three years and a fine upto Rs 2 lakh for 'any person who holds or causes or permits to hold a dance performance of any kind or type, in an eating house, permit room or beer bar'.

ANI

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