Selfie ban at festival in India 印度禁止民众在节日庆典活动自拍

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印度官方宣布禁止民众在重大节日庆典中自拍以防止踩踏事件的发生。此规定在大壶节(Kumbh Mela)开始实行。大壶节每三年举行一次,是重要的印度教庆典活动。以下是 Charles Haviland 的报道。

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Image caption Taking selfies has been banned at a religious festival in India

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The Kumbh Mela is currently under way at two venues in Maharashtra state with nearly three million Hindus attending.

For any pilgrim its culmination is the so-called royal bath in a river deemed sacred. It's during this bathing, which starts in just under two weeks' time, that selfies are being banned.

A special investigation team says people get too engrossed with their phone cameras and stop moving for too long. That leads to pushing, and sometimes panic. But an official says selfies will still be allowed on other days so as not to detract from the festive mood.