Bar dancers intend to rock parties on 31st

29 December,2010 06:44 AM IST |   |  Shiva Devnath

Say police directive against presence of more than two female employees in bars after 9.30 pm and lure of big money made them take the decision; cops say they will raid such parties



Say police directive against presence of more than two female employees in bars after 9.30 pm and lure of big money made them take the decision; cops say they will raid such parties
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Bar dancers, who are known to be working as waiters since the ban on dance bars, have decided to take the private party route for making money through performances this New Year.

They have found the bar option closed because of a police order which prevents bar owners from having more than two female employees present beyond 9.30 pm on New Year*s eve even though bars are allowed to remain open till 5 am.


Bar dancers say private parties get them as much as Rs 1 lakh for each performance

"Every year we make good money from December 25 to 31. But, this time our earnings from dancing have gone down drastically because of increased police vigilance.
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The 9.30 pm deadline on December 31 will just add to our woes and, hence, many of us have decided to perform at private parties through agents.

They are lucrative as we can make between Rs 25,000 and Rs 1 lakh per performance," said Manisha (name changed), a bar dancer.

She said the parties will be held at resorts, farmhouses, bungalows and flats in places like Madh, Marve, Panvel and Mira Road in the city and in Pune and Goa.

Ramnath Shirke (name changed), a bar owner from Kandivli said, "The 9.30 pm deadline will severely affect our business as many bar dancers have decided to perform at private parties.

They see no point in being in the bars even till 9.30 pm as hardly any customers come in before 11."

Police preparations

The police, however, are going all out to scuttle such private parties. ACP (North region) Ramrao Pawar said, "We have alerted policemen in our region and will keep a check on all the bars in our zone to ensure there are no bar dancers.

Also, we will have our men keep a tab on private bungalows and resorts that may be holding any such parties with bar girls or call girls.
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If we find such places, we will raid them and take necessary action."

Vishwas Nagre Patil, superintendent of police, Thane rural, said, "We have formed 20 squads of policemen to keep a check on parties involving bar dancers and drugs.
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We will even keep a watch on the sea route to make sure no drugs are brought it. The organisers and participants of such parties will have to face the consequences of their actions."

Beaten Up
Earlier this month, MiD DAY had reported how two women working in a dance bar had filed a complaint against their employer for forcing them to solicit customers in advance for New Year*s Eve.
Two waitresses working at Arun Bar and Restaurant in Malad alleged that their employer Ramesh Shetty was forcibly sending them out of town to solicit customers.

Ek Cutting!
No dance bars

On August 15, 2005, a state-wide ban on dance bars was brought into effect.This rendered girls working in dance bars unemployed and they were forced to turn to prostitution, waiting at tables and even migrating to Gulf countries.u00a0
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