Voyeurism as police perk

File this under “I don’t even…”

The Maharashtra government today defended its decision to have dance bar shows beamed live to police control rooms through CCTV cameras, saying the idea was to prevent young girls from being exploited.

The government, which filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, also asserted that the fundamental right to privacy didn’t extend to public places.

On February 24, the court had slammed the plan as “absurd” and said it would impinge upon an individual’s fundamental right to privacy and also a bar dancer’s right to eke out a living.

Seriously? You want to sit in police control rooms and watch girls dancing?

Update: The Supreme Court says no to CCTV cameras and live dance feeds.