Mumbai Police on 25 February 2016 created 16 no-selfie zones around the city. The action was taken in response to several deaths of people taking selfies.
This enforcement of the order is police’s bid to discourage people from putting themselves at risk while taking selfies.
The spots include popular sea-fronts like Bandra Bandstand, Marine Drive and Juhu Chowpatty.
The process of identifying and marking certain spots in the city as 'No Selfie Zones' was initiated by Mumbai police in January 2016.
India is home to 19 of the world's 49 reported selfie deaths since 2014. These include two people who died earlier in February 2016 after one tried to take a selfie near a dam in the town of Nashik. A classmate who jumped in to try to save the man also drowned.
In January 2016, an 18-year old woman drowned after falling into the ocean at Mumbai’s Bandstand Fort, a site frequented by tourists.
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