The Tourism Ministry has issued an advisory to all states, giving the guidelines restricting taking selfies in front of national memorials from August 12 -18.
The advisory has been issued as part of a security measure being taken in view of the Independence Day and the ‘Bharat Parv’ event.
Police and other security establishments believe that terrorists can pose as tourists and launch attacks during Independence Day week. They have asked Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India to impose certain restrictions on the movement of visitors at all important monuments and memorials.
After getting inputs from security agencies about high threat perception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this Independence Day, the Delhi Police has demarcated and deployed security personnel around 3,140 trees in and around the Red Fort premises as a part of an extensive security cover.