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Government drafts guidelines for bars employing women

Published: 30th June 2013 08:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 08:43 AM   |  A+A-

The state government is likely to submit its report on guidelines for bars and restaurants in the city. The move comes in the backdrop of a petition filed by Bangalore Ladies’ Working Bar and Restaurant Owners’ Association accusing the police of forcibly closing down some bars and interfering in their work. The petition also sought a directive to ensure smooth functioning of bars and restaurants.

Sources in the Home Department said that draft rules had been framed after consultation and inputs from police officers and other agencies. “We will once again go through the rules as there are new transfers in the police department. We may submit the same to the high court after the policy is approved by the chief minister on Sunday”, a senior police officer said.

Speaking to Express, one of the members of the Bangalore Ladies Working Bar and Restaurant Owners’ Association said that more than 200 women working 20 different bars and restaurants had kept off work and they will return once the government formulates guidelines. 

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