Indian state stops Playboy beach club from opening
PANAJI, India (AP) - India's going to have to wait for its first Playboy bunnies.
After a month of heated debate, the government in the tourist hotspot of Goa refused permission for promoters to open the country's first Playboy club in a 22,000-square-foot open-air property on upmarket Candolim beach.
Women's groups and conservative politicians had attacked the proposed club, with Michael Lobo, a legislator from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party saying it was "tantamount to promoting prostitution."
In the end, the government barred the club from opening in one of India's most famous party locations on technical grounds.