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IPL cheergirls face ban in Maharashtra

 
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Taking objection to scantily clad foreign girl’s dances, the Maharashtra government Thursday asked the Indian Premier League (IPL) to seek prior permission for cheerleader’s performances during high-profile Twenty20 cricket matches.

Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Siddharam Mhetre has said that the organizers of the cricket events will have to seek the state government’s permission for cheergirl’s dance shows during the matches - something they had not done before last week’s IPL match here.

‘The scantily clad foreign girl’s dances are certainly obscene and do not gel with the Indian sensibilities, culture and ethos,’ the minister said.

The minister’s observations came in response to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and senior legislative council member Nitin Gadkari’s demand in the upper house last week to impose a ban on the dances.

‘The government had done the right thing in banning the dance bars in the state. It must do the same thing in the case of cheergirl’s dances which are worse in the sense they are held in the open unlike the bar dances that used to be in closed areas,’ Gadkari said.

Concurring with the opposition leader, Mhetre hinted of legal action against the IPL organizers for ‘holding the show’ in Mumbai without seeking the state’s permission.

Source:Cricket News

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2 Responses to “IPL cheergirls face ban in Maharashtra

  • 1
    Sursuri
    April 26th, 2008 20:12

    Seems all the morality in the world resides in the state of Maharashtra.

  • 2
    Bollywood Update
    April 26th, 2008 23:38

    This is really ridiculous and shows the cheapness in the thinking of Indian politicians… rather i can say elections ahead so a way of getting themselves noticed via some or the other way…


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