Indian bar girls perform at a dance bar in Bombay.
Indian men walk past a display at the entrance of a dance bar in Bombay May 18, 2005. The government of the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday endorsed the decree seeking to ban dance bars in the state. There are more than 600 dance bars in Bombay itself and the closure of cabarets is likely to render jobless more than 150,000 people across the state including dancers, waiters, bouncers and security guards. Most Bars in the state employ girls, who dress in colourful costumes and dance to Bollywood numbers, as customers showers them with currency bills. According to Bar Girl's union, majority of the 75,000 girls working in bars will be forced into the "flesh trade" due to the closure. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe AD/LD