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'Ban cabarets at Bihar cattle fair'

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | December 09, 2004 12:13 IST
Last Updated: December 09, 2004 14:58 IST

The Patna high court has directed Bihar Director General of Police Narayan Mishra to take appropriate steps to stop cabaret dance shows at the Sonepur cattle fair.

The court directive came after a hearing on a public interest litigation filed by a lawyer, who said that in the name of art and culture naked dance shows were being held at the fair in the night.

The police is likely to ban the cabaret dance in the fair on Thursday in view of the court directive, sources said.

The cattle fair, which began at Sonepur, near Patna, last month, is one of Asia's largest fairs of its kind.

Police sources said some theatre owners were also showing nude and semi-pornographic shows at the fair. "These naked dance shows are a big hit in the fair," police officials said.

The shows were even being telecast by Patna based Hindi TV news channel since the last three days.

The cabaret dance groups come mostly from Kolkatta, Mumbai and some other places.

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Sub: why?

Why? Whats wrong with having a little fun? What with the already poor quality of life that people have in Bihar?

Posted by Sat

Sub: Isn't it too much??

The cabaret dance at the cattle fair in Bihar points out the position of the state. People are dying of hunger and the administration is ...

Posted by Bhaswati Jhumni

Sub: Ban Cabarets at Bihar Fair

God Save the People of Lalluland!

Posted by Dr Y N I Anand

Sub: Bihar Cattle Fair

When cabaret-shows are openly permitted in 3/4/5-star hotels for the enjoyment of the elite population, it is sheer hypocracy to ban these shows at Cattle-Fairs ...

Posted by Prof.Poda De Singh

Sub: Re: Cabarets in Bihar fair

Is Lalooland going the Rio De Janeiro way? If true, one need not go all the way to Rio to see the Samba dance... Laloo ...

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