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Supreme Court allows dance bars to reopen in Maharashtra

Supreme Court allows dance bars to reopen in Maharashtra which was banned  under controversial law in Maharashtra, which provided employment to thousands of women, was put on hold by the Supreme Court today. However, the court did give power to licensing authorities to regulate indecent dance performances. It said that the state must ensure that the dignity of women artists is protected. 
Maharashtra's law - that banned dance performances -- was very similar to a previous law that was declared unconstitutional by the apex court, said a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant. The apex court had, in 2009, struck down a similar law saying that banning dance performances was unconstitutional. After that, the state government passed another law in 2014 with similar provisions.