“It is illegal to stare at a woman for over 14 seconds in India” !

clock13secSocial media users reacted with amused bewilderment after an official said it was illegal for a man to stare at a woman for more than 14 seconds.

Kerala’s excise commissioner Rishiraj Singh said ‘such a stare could get a man jailed’.

Some users said Mr Singh had raised a valid point about women’s safety, Singh also said a case can be filed against men who stare at women for more than 14 seconds.

The video of his statement has gone viral in the state sparking humorous reactions and comments.

One online fan asked what might happen if a man blinked and some quipped that sales of sunglasses would go up!