Tourism Ministry issues advisory against selfies from Aug 12-18

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New Delhi, Aug 10: No selfies in front of national memorials of India between August 12 and 18, read an advisory by the Tourism Ministry of India. The Ministry on Wednesday issued an advisory barring people from clicking photographs and selfies in front of national memorials.

The order would be in force from August 12 to 18 in the view of the Independence Day celebrations, the advisory also states. The advisory has been issued to all the states to enforce the order starting August 12.

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No selfies from Aug 12-18: Tourism Min

This is keeping in mind the security during the Independence Day.

The threat perception is exceptionally high this year. The intelligence that has been received has been treated as Grade A. Fringe ISIS elements and militants from Kashmir pose the highest threat, an Intelligence Bureau official told OneIndia.

There is a possibility of some people trying to breach security as a fall out of the Kashmir issue. Further ISIS operatives who have been trying to set up shop may try and make an announcement in the form of an attack, the officer also noted.

"We have also not ruled out the threat perception from the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent too," IB officials also noted.

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