Selfies To Be A Big No-No

Selfies To Be A Big No-No
Selfies at tourist location are to be stopped in latest move by the government, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Tourists spots in India will now hoard signs warning against taking selfies to prevent more deaths due to it

OT Staff
February 16 , 2019
01 Min Read

Do you like clicking away? Do selfies flood the photo library of your phone? Well, then this might not be the best news for you. Tourist spots across India will now have a no selfie zone after reports of selfie-related deaths surfaced in recent times. The Tourism Ministry has advised all state governments and union territories administration to take precaution and make sure that no more selfie-accidents happen. While it was only the states of Maharashtra and Goa under the radar before, the new law brings every state beneath a single umbrella. 

State governments have been asked to handle the matter with care. They will be required to identify accident prone spots where they can and should set up a sign cautioning tourists about the dangers of clicking a selfie. Ideally, the Tourism Ministry would like these areas to be barricaded off so, the chances of accidents are as minimal as possible. 

The ministry has asked the governments to raise as much awareness as possible through social media platforms. In a study concluded in 2018, India was said to have recorded the most number of deaths due to selfie hence this step is a welcome one. Enjoy the most beautiful sites across the country in a safe and secure way.  

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