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Old 11th August 2008, 11:48   #16
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Read somewhere that the live bands assoc has filed a case against pubs as they term this also to be illegal. So the ban has been enforced and if i am not wrong this has been effective from quite some time and just that its been implemented now.
All i can say is stupid stuff to whichever person who passed this law.
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Nothing to do with the K Govt., really. And no, one is allowed to dance - as long as one is doing it in private and not contributing to the L&O situation.

First the Live Bands were stopped - they were were a nuisance to everyone other than the ones on the take. Wrong crowd, wrong commerce. "Discos" and some "pubs" were getting away with a higher level of "sophistication", which was unfair according the jilted now-defunct-but-always-hopeful-of-opening LB's. Ergo, the LB lobby managed to put a jemmy into the "sophisticated" joints' works.

For the BCP, it is difficult to differentiate between the 2 "evils" - so sod on both!

The latest controversy is the "late night eateries" (no alcohol joints; staying open beyond 2330). Empire gets the courts on its side, the other eateries have gone up in arms saying "what wrong have we done?".

Poor Bidari-saar, must be thinking hunting Veeru in the forests was easier.
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And there are more protests by people against closing pubs and bars than against closing non-alcoholic eateries !!
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It is illegal to consume alcohol in Mumbai
in Public, unless you have a permit and are drinking in a permit room.
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This is outright SAD ! I wonder how the people of BLR would be reacting to this. Must be a mess down there !
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Of all the places, in Bangalore ? What next ? Music in pubs ?
Looks like the Ban on Beer in pubs is not too far away. Way to go, Govt. Of Karnataka. Nice move.

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This is outright SAD ! I wonder how the people of BLR would be reacting to this. Must be a mess down there !
The situation is a real mess. People in my organization are refusing to work. All personal music players seem to be playing Genesis' "I Can't Dance".

On the streets, policemen are cracking down on people grooving (even slightly nodding their heads) to music in their cars.
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What's happening to Blore? Only thing left out is banning music in pubs and the beer. This is some sort of reverse engineering with no objective in mind.
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As per my knowledge, ANY kind of dance is banned in all the places where they serve (sell) liquor. So this includes all the bars, pubs, clubs, lounge bars etc.

This has been in effect from more than 5 months now.

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if it has been in effect from more than 5 months now..then why was it that i was able to go to Fuga almost 2 months back and hit the dance floor...me thinks its just not being enforced..
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in Public, unless you have a permit and are drinking in a permit room.
IMHO law applies to any kind of consumption.

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In Maharashtra liquor permit is necessary for the purchase, possession transport, and consumption of liquor. Any person above the age of 25 years is eligible for obtaining the liquor permit for preservation and maintenance of his health. Purchase and drinking without a liquor permit is an offence under Bombay Prohibition Act 1949.
Permits for Sale/Buy/Consume Liquor

It seems Karnataka has similar laws. http://www.karnataka.gov.in/dpal/pdf...ON%20ACT-B.pdf

I think it is just another case where:

1. Well meaning people (in Govt/Executive) has no other way out, so they had to resort to a blanket ban
2. It will be used to extract money from businesses

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So the law says you cannot drink without a permit which you get when you are 25 years old ?

So why is the legal drinking age - 21 years ? (it is 21 na or 18 ?)
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So why is the legal drinking age - 21 years ?
IMHO Law says:

Constitution is ambiguous on purpose, policeman on duty in final authority on interpretation . You as commoner shall bow respectfully as you would have broken one law or other.

And offer appropriate amount of money to him
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The situation is a real mess. People in my organization are refusing to work. All personal music players seem to be playing Genesis' "I Can't Dance".

On the streets, policemen are cracking down on people grooving (even slightly nodding their heads) to music in their cars.
I am sure you are joking hrag
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So the law says you cannot drink without a permit which you get when you are 25 years old ?

So why is the legal drinking age - 21 years ? (it is 21 na or 18 ?)
Gautam, it was 21. It is now 25 for hard liquor. However the law is relaxing (or relaxed) towards beer and wine.
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On the streets, policemen are cracking down on people grooving (even slightly nodding their heads) to music in their cars.
You cant be serious about THAT?
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