Mumbai Declares 15 Sites Selfie-Free After Tragic Selfie-Related Drowning

Mumbai Declares 15 Sites Selfie-Free After Tragic Selfie-Related Drowning

Mumbai police have established 15 "no selfie" zones around the Indian city after an 18-year-old girl drowned last week while taking a picture of herself. The BBC reports that the sites — mainly tourist destinations, including Bandra Bandstand, Sion Fort and Worli Fort — will be classed as "no selfie zones". It's not the first time Mumbai has outlawed the snaps: Last year, similar bans were introduced at Hindu festival sites over fears of stampedes.

The new initiative was sparked by the death of a girl who was trying to take a picture of herself and two friends. Sadly, she fell into the sea water in front of which she was standing and drowned. Last year, a Japanese tourist slipped on stairs and died while taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal.

[BBC]

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    Photography is not a new phenomenon (even photos of oneself, In my solo holiday days, I would take a pic of myself every so often, you know, to capture the moment between landscape shots, I'm sure that isn't an unusual anecdote.)

    Photographers have been putting themselves in harms way to capture that "perfect shot" for many years, lets not stop, or we may limit the artform in unexpected ways. It is a tradition which should not be interfered with. lol.

    Last edited 14/01/16 10:47 am

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