The Pakistan police have seized more than 40,000 kites, 10,000 spools of twine and arrested over 1000 persons because they dared to defy the ban and want to fly kites on the Basant festival. Apparently, kite flying had been banned in Pakistan three years ago since the glass coated twine attached to the kites was harmful and caused many injuries apart from a few deaths. Kite flying is considered to be a huge attraction for certain people – the Chinese love it as do the Gujarathis. Ahmadabad has its annual kite flying festival that attracts entries from all over the world. Like any other kite flyers, they take proper precautions and have not faced any serious problem.
Police arrest 1000 in Pakistan for flying kites