In April, 2006, the Bombay High Court had struck it down on grounds that the ban prohibited one's right to profession.
The state government had sought to justify the ban in public interest, alleging that bar dancing is obscene and vulgar and depraves morals, fuels trafficking and prostitution and causes exploitation of women who dance in the bars.
In May, 2006, the Maharashtra government had obtained a stay against the HC judgement.
Now, the dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening.
(with agency inputs)