A Juhu rave party is busted by Mumbai police, 42 are tested positive for drugs in the dope test, among them are sons of prominent people like Bishen Singh Bedi, Ramanand Sagar and the likes. Other parties and clubs raided by cops which created a furore in the social media space also are places where the affluent go and celebrate. I believe almost all the trendy places in town have been paid a visit by ACP Dhoble and his boys.
A few years back, the then home minister R R Patil has clamped down on dance bars which forced many dancing bars to close down, the clientele of these dance bars were mostly unsophisticated people. The elite middle class were happy about this AFIK. This time, they are not so happy with the raids, as the elite middle class warns about their night life being talibanised.
So as a society is this the governments effort to moral police the elite, is it that the elite middle class have fallen so low in moral values, that a supercop dhoble had to manifested in their consciousness? asking them to behave or else?
Is the pressure from the so called working class who are facing the pinch of the economic slowdown the most making the mumbai police stand up for them and persecute the elite by banning them from rubbing it in with the drugs and wild parties? The working class i know, looks down on late night partying, women wearing skimpy clothes, drinking alcohol together, going out of the house after a particular hour in night. Is this the working class conscience manifesting itself in ACP Dhoble?
So where is the society headed? I was already complaining that not enough women come to bars alone! Sigh