Centre bars ‘selfies’ in front of National Memorials
The Centre has directed all states to bar individuals from taking ‘selfies’ in front of national memorials from August 12 to 18. This has come after India reportedly had the highest number of deaths among people trying to take selfies – 15 of the total 27 in the world in the year 2015.
Several deaths and accidents were reported were reported here in Assam too around the Brahmaputra specifically. This is also advised as a part of security measures being put in place ahead of Independence Day celebrations.