Though the Mumbai police declared parts of Bandra Bandstand and 15 other spots as no-selfie zones, it has failed to keep the “perversely curious” people at bay from these dangerous locations.
On 9 January, two people drowned while taking selfies at the prohibited area, which eventually turned into a disaster tourism spot. The incident compelled Mumbai Police to declare multiple 'No Selfie Zones' across the city.
Flouting the new norm can result in a hefty fine of Rs 1,200 under the Bombay Police Act. Curiously, this is far greater than the fine for not wearing a helmet or your seat belt, which is just Rs 300.
Firstpost went to Bandra Bandstand and asked the general public as to what they think about this initiative of Mumbai Police. The reaction was mixed; while some were in favour of the ban, others revealed that it didn't go down well with them.
Here’s what they said:
“(Bandstand) being a tourist spot, people would love to take selfies there. If you keep a fine of 12,00 rupees, it doesn’t make any sense."
"Rs 1,200? I say, why not fine them Rs 12,000? Jaan hai toh jahaan hai.”
"It’s very illogical. It’s a very ridiculous law; people come here to have fun. People should be made aware rather than placing a fine and all."
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Published Date: Feb 20, 2016 09:29 am | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2016 09:29 am