Bangalore, Aug.5 (ANI): In a bid to stop hooliganism by mischievous characters, liquor-serving joints in Bangalore have now provided licensed arms to their deputed bouncers.
The measure comes after the Karnataka High Court's verdict in September 2008 permitting women to work as bartenders.
Owners of such bars and restaurants have taken the step as an initiative to ensure proper security to women bartenders.
These bouncers keep a vigil on every movement of the customers entering the restaurant. And, the security of women bar tenders is their utmost priority.
Sanjay Singh, a bouncer in one of the bars of Bangalore city said that they have been directed to use these weapons if required.
"From the security point of view, we have been directed to keep an eye on every customer visiting this bar and if the need arises we have been armed with licensed pistols and weapons. Moreover we have been told to prevent any one form misbehaving with the artistes," said Singh.
Moreover, the arming of bouncers have also generated a sense of security among working women in the liquor serving bars or restaurants.
Owners are aware that if any unpleasant incident with women bar tenders takes place, it may lead to their license cancellation.
Sanjay Kochar, owner of the restaurant in Bangalore city said that bar owners have their own security set up to prevent any ugly incident from happening.
"We have bodyguards in the bars they go with the bar girls and drop them to their homes after their shift. All the bar owners have their own security set up to prevent any ugly incident from happening," said Kochar.
At least four girls in the pub were chased out and hit by a moral-policing activists of Sri Ram Sena in Mangalore city in February this year to express their opposition to the western culture in India. By Jaipal Sharma (ANI)