Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has allowed engaging of women for dance in four bars in the state, said sources on Thursday.
The bars are Rain D’club, Green Field, Swagat International and Deepali bar. The government allowed 11 girls to dance in the bars, sources added.
Earlier, the Orissa High Court had said the owners of the bar and restaurant could employ women with prior permission of the Excise Board in the state facilitating the engagement of women singers and dancers in the bars.
The court said the Excise Board could give permission under Sub-Sections 2 and 4 of section 25 of the Bihar and Odisha Excise Act, 1915.