City which by no means sleeps…
Bombay (Mumbai) aside from being the commercial hub of India has always been famous everywhere in the global HubShout, for its glittering and shimmering night existence; a metropolis (of razzmatazz) which in no way sleeps! It has borne the brunt of many political upheavals along with the media onslaught for being run through a parallel Government or even controversies like having connections with Middle East (Dubai). It has earned a popularity of being an area for rejuvenation for the business community and the company heads from India and the neighboring international locations as nicely. This business capital of India may want to boast of thousands of dance bars, spread everywhere in the town, providing a source of income for extra than seventy five,000 girls from India, Bangladesh and Nepal till 12 months 2006, whilst the existing Government released a state extensive marketing campaign against these bars, on the grounds of ‘morality’; they regarded this commercial enterprise as an attack on the age old culture and tradition of India, which they believed, turned into perceived and spoken of because the land of sages, values, religion and spirituality.
It was a well known reality that those dance bars had been formally no longer the facilities for prostitution and any bar dancer who was worried in such sports, did so at her personal danger and duty; useless to say that the situations had to be compelling so that you can succumb to prostitution. These places had been generally, rendezvous for night or after paintings rest, coupled with limitless liquor, blaring song, younger girls dancing, and the onlookers (on the whole guys) relaxing of their reclining chairs looking the ladies dance. Did I miss something? How could I overlook the filthy rich, trying to mingle with the dancing damsels and showering masses of money on them? What delight did they get in losing cash like that? That’s beside the point. The point is, who those women have been and where did they come from? Majority of them sneaked in from poorer nations like Nepal and Bangladesh and the relaxation hailed from Calcutta (better referred to as ‘slum country’ of India) and different faraway villages in India. These had been the women who had been assisting their families, dwelling some distance faraway from them. Most of them, on being interviewed, found out that that they had selected to live a existence of anonymity and ‘disgrace’ (as consistent with social norms) only for ensuring better training for their siblings, imparting food to their hapless and helpless parents or for giving a better existence to their children (those who had kids). Unfortunately, we have exorbitantly big wide variety of human beings all around the international, who have only a few alternatives for survival in view of their illiteracy, bad financial situations, loss of sources and (every so often) geographical region. These human beings stay in such deplorable situations that they, more often than not, were reported to promote their kids, for a cost which equals to 3 cents in US foreign money. The horrifying emptiness of their stagnant lives which seems to be writ huge on their morose faces, shouts to anyone that poverty is a curse!
In view of human trafficking and the ever increasing charge of flesh trade, those dance bar women have been nevertheless residing underneath a defensive clout, in as an awful lot as no person should touch them without their permission. With those bars being shut down, pursuant to the court docket order, I marvel if the Government clearly has a clue of what happened to every certainly one of them or to their structured families. Even though, the ones terrible girls (about 75,000 in quantity) participated in nearly a 12 months lengthy agitation towards the court order, they still had to accept the effects, which they had been subjected to, with one stroke of the Judge’s hammer. Whether the purpose behind such a verdict changed into served, still remains to be assessed. If it was a morality trouble, whose morality turned into worried here? The Government and the law enforcement organizations probable idea that those women have been instrumental in instigating guys to lose their ‘morality’ however little did these organizations care about the aftermath, in their unilaterally enforced decision on this weaker phase of the society. I vividly don’t forget watching this kind of women confessing before a media journalist that her mom had been constantly calling her inquiring for her more youthful brother’s school costs and she or he did not recognise what she may want to likely tell her as she changed into herself borrowing money for food. How long she might have survived dreading her mother’s telephone calls or how lengthy did it in the end take her to succumb to the mounting pressures, no person knows.
Back to Hell!
I am not positive what might have been in the minds of some political people when they marched out in streets, shouting slogans towards the dance bar proprietors but one aspect got here out crystal clear; they succeeded of their vendetta and rendered those negative women jobless and penniless too. The shocking result (as in keeping with reports) become that these ladies had been eventually left without a different alternative however to lodge to prostitution. Ironically, the women might have needed to sleep with those men whom they could have became down inside the beyond. It could have been like opting for Hell…Hell which they have been saving themselves from. Again, whose ‘morality’ turned into affected subsequently? Does it now not prejudice the ‘wealthy tradition’ of the u . S .? Speaking of fellows who loved travelling such dance bars, could they’ve stopped, going to ‘Nautch’ women or for that rely, indulging in paid intercourse, after the remaining down of these bars?