Dance Bar News
Dance bars gave women izzat and azaadi, says Sameena Dalwai, who researched phenomenon post-ban
Sameena Dalwai's recently released monograph Bans & Bar Girls:Performing Caste in Mumbai’s Dance Bars takes a socio-legal deep-dive into the phenomenon that stripped nearly 75,000 women of their source of livelihood.
Maharashtra's crusade against dance bars replicates anti-nautch campaign of late 19th century
The dance bar ban was in fact an almost exact repetition of history of an earlier campaign against tawaifs and devadasis, and with the same devastating consequences for these groups of women.
SC lifts ban on women in dance bars: Questions about consent, protection from exploitation remain
While the State may now take measures to protect women in dance bars, are alternative livelihoods available to these women, especially as they grow older and can no longer work at bars?
SC verdict on Maharashtra dance bars challenges notions of morality essential for how as a State we view women
The Supreme Court judges ruled that the State could regulate, but not prohibit
SC paves way for Mumbai dance bars: Between govt agendas and judiciary, law has taken one step forward, two back over past 14 years
The government's resolve to modify the effects of the Supreme Court order hardly comes as a surprise. In the game go between the subsequent state governments and the judiciary, the law has taken one step forth and two steps back over the past 14 years.
Activists call SC verdict on Maharashtra dance bars a 'great victory', express hope of ex-performers returning to profession
Social activists in Mumbai expressed hope that the Supreme Court's verdict which paved the way for the reopening of dance bars in Maharashtra would inspire former dancers who had left their profession to return to it.
SC seeks response from Maharashtra govt on plea challenging law against dance bars
The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from the Maharashtra government on a plea of a bar dancers' body challenging the constitutional validity of a 2016 state law putting conditions on dance performances by women in bars and hotels in the state.