Kathmandu – Hundreds of disco workers protested in Kathmandu on Monday against a government crackdown on “nude dancing”.
Police have raided scores of discos, nightclubs and dance bars in the past two weeks and detained 1 500 people.
They said many of those arrested were running bars here “nude dances” were performed. These are not allowed by law in the Hindu majority society.
There are hundreds of such night spots in the Kathmandu valley, although the country has no specific law to regulate them.
A Maoist-led government, which took power in August, has already ordered the bars should be closed an hour before midnight to halt worsening public security in the capital, home to more than two million people.
Bar and disco operators are protesting the move, which they say will jeopardise their businesses and render 80 000 people jobless.-