Since lockdown began, the idea of taking a picture is almost looked as punishable When I was trying to click a picture of my friends while wearing masks and keeping safe distance from each other. A superior Police officer of Charkop police station saw us talking and clicking pictures and took us all to the station and started assuming that we are clicking pictures to make fun of him. He questioned us why did we click a picture, why were we laughing so much.
Another incident was when I went on a walk to click pictures for my thesis and was again stopped by a different police officer and again asked the same questions.
People walking on the road also stare and ask questions like “aap kya BMC se ho?” “agar BMC se nahi ho toh photo kyu le rahe ho?”