Clicking selfies, photos while giving food to needy in lockdown in Ajmer may land you in jail

Radhika Dhawad | Apr 11, 2020 17:40

Clicking selfies, pictures or videos while distributing food to the needy during the COVID-19 lockdown in Rajasthan’s Ajmer can land people in jail. In a latest, people have been clicking selfies and using it for their propaganda on social media later on.

Ajmer District Collector on Friday said, “Selfie and photography to be banned during the distribution of food items in Ajmer. Any violation of social distancing norms may result in action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).”

The move was taken as people while distributing food to needy ended up defying the norms of social distancing as they clicked multiple pictures and selfies with the needy.

Rajasthan has so far registered 463 positive COVID-19 cases. Action under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code will be taken against those who violate the order.


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