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Kolkata police is all set to foil the plan with the cops telling organizers that they need to stop pandal hoppers from taking selfies. If – like last year – a few of them do set up selfie zones, they need to set it up at a place where it does infringe on the free movement of the crowd.
According to cops, selfies have emerged as a major stumbling block last year with the young pandal hoppers insisting on clicking pictures from vantage points. “Not only did it block the entry and exit, it was also a security dilemma. Organizers have been asked to put up boards warning against such activity. Our men present near the pandal will be instructed to appeal to revelers not to block movement by trying to click selfies,” a top Lalbazar officer said.