Opposing the Uddhav Thackeray government’s proposal on Mumbai’s night life, a Maharashtra BJP leader Raj Purohit said that such a move will lead to an increase in crimes against women.
Purohit said, “If a culture of ‘alcohol’ gets popular, it’ll lead to an increase in crime against women & there will be thousands of Nirbhaya-like cases. He should think whether such a culture is good for India.”
Aaditya Thackeray had on Saturday said shops, malls and eateries in non-residential areas of Mumbai will have the option of remaining open 24×7 from January 26, although it will not be made compulsory.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Sunday said the state cabinet will discuss the proposal on January 22.
The proposal to introduce the measure was moved by the BJP-led government over a year ago but it had taken a backseat after the devastating fire in a restaurant in the Kamala Mills Compound and the recent police crackdown on bars with women singers or waitresses.