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Update
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Calangute dance bars face the music; may jig no more

The Calangute gram sabha resolved to bring curtains down on all dance bars within its jurisdiction in an attempt to stop all illegal and immoral activities going on in these premises, which has brought a bad name to the village.

17th July 2017, 10:05 Hrs
Licences issued by panchayat to be withdrawn immediatelyrrthe goan I networkrMAPUSArrExtending his full support against the evil spread under the veneer of dance bars, the new sarpanch, Anthony Menezes said as a first step any licences issued to these dance bars by the panchayat will be withdrawn forthwith.r“I want to assure the gram sabha that the panchayat will not allow any activity that is not wanted by the villagers. The issue of dance bars has been simmering for very long time. We will shut it down as early as possible,” Menezes said. He also stressed on forming a committee of citizens to go into the details of dance bars in the jurisdiction of the panchayat.rRaising the issue of the dance bars, Nitesh Chodankar said all kinds of immoralrrr Resolution of gram sabha to shut dance bars is an attempt to stop all illegal and immoral activitiesr A panch alleges dance bars of acting as fronts for prostitution which destroys fabric of Goan youthr Suggestions pour in for cancelling bar and restaurant licences of dance bars to stop their businessr Sarpanch asks gram sabha to identify all dance bars in Calangute to revoke restaurant licences