Sunday, April 24, 2005
Dance Bars and JS Mill Win a Round in India
Recent months have witnessed a crackdown on various forms of purported obscenity in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai (Bombay). But charges brought against one dance bar in the Maharashtra city of Nagpur have now been tossed out by the Bombay High Court. One of the charges didn't apply to the bar because the statute upon which it was based only governed printed obscenities. The second charge was not relevant, the court ruled, because the law requires public obscenity to cause annoyance -- and none of the customers complained. Mill's harm principle rules in Maharashtra!
Speaking of old Englishmen, we at Vice Squad took off this weekend to celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare, poet of vice.