81.4 F
New York
81.4 F
New York
Sunday, July 25, 2021

This Indian district will punish you for taking selfies

- Advertisement -spot_img

We all have known people who go to extreme lengths to take selfies anywhere. But being adventurous for selfies could lead to fatal accidents, and to prevent that, an Indian district is strictly banning selfies — especially at tourist spots.

The district of Dang, situated in the western state of Gujarat, is home to Saputara hills — a famous tourist attraction. According to a report from the Times of India, the local authorities issued an order last week that categorizes taking selfies as a criminal offense:

With the start of monsoon, there has been a huge influx of tourists in Dang. While enjoying nature, many act irresponsibly by taking selfies which lead to accidents that could prove fatal. The notification has been issued to prevent such incidents. Issuing the notification is a good move that will empower law enforcement agencies to take action against those found behaving irresponsibly.

The district has witnessed several selfie-related accidents in the past. In 2018, a woman slipped while taking a selfie, only to survive by falling into bushes.

[Read: Why entrepreneurship in emerging markets matters]

While it makes sense to ban self-portraits on tourist spots, it’s bizarre to prohibit them in the whole district. Imagine getting penalized for taking a selfie with your friends in a restaurant.

According to a study by the US National Library of Medicine, India tops the list of selfie-related deaths from 2011 to 2017 with 259 fatalities. After the publication of the report, India asked its states to declare accident-prone tourist spots as no-selfie zones.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. OTCBBStockNews.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.

- Advertisement -spot_img
Mildred Thomas
Hello, this is Mildred. I love all about technology. And, you will find me covering the topics related to it here.
spot_img

Latest news

- Advertisement -spot_img

Related news

- Advertisement -spot_img
Subscribe to our newsletter.We never spam.