NHRC's directive

Legal Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has sought the comments and response in four weeks from the Chief Secretary of the Maharashtra Government on its reported decision to close dance bars in the State.

The Commission took cognisance of a complaint from the Bhartiya Bargirls Union, alleging that the Maharashtra Government's decision would deprive 75,000 bar girls of their source of livelihood. It further alleged that the Government had taken a unilateral and sudden decision without taking the responsibility of their rehabilitation on the ground that most of them had come from other States and not from Maharashtra.

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