New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine constitutional validity of a law banning dance performances at bars and hotels in Maharashtra and issued notice to the state government. A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and P C Pant issued notice to Maharashtra government on a plea of Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association which challenged the Maharashtra Police (second amendment) Act which was passed by state assembly on June 13. The association submitted that the Act violates its fundamental rights granted under Article 19(1)(g) which says that all citizens have right to practise any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business.

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