Mumbai dance bars have been officially closed for more than 18 months now. The girls of the dance bars have tried everything from protests to court cases. Maharashtra government has not budged.
Now the Navratri festival has provided a new avenue for these unemployed girls. 40,000 jobless bargirls are minting money by escorting single men to the festivities. The business is brisk.
The girls have been offered Rs. 15,000 per night of dancing and the figure is expected to go up. This will bring in the bargirls who refused to go the prostitution route.