Long considered the ultimate hedonistic getaway, police have been instructed to crack down on Goa raves and free parties in a bid to curb a perceived increase in the use of illegal substances in the Indian state.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's orders arise from concerns about youth culture in the area, which has been plagued by high unemployment rates leading to what many consider a lack of direction for young people, which is thought to be a major contributor to the use of drugs.
After more than two decades of cat and mouse games between UK law enforcers and revellers, it has finally come down to one question after an event was shut down last weekend with help from the local Unmanned Aviation Support Group - will police drones signal the death of illegal raves?
At around 1AM on Sunday 6th August, Wiltshire Police arrvied at land near Devizes, after discovering a gathering of around 100 people on the site. The party was brought to a close, with two people arrested- one on suspicion of selling drugs, the other related to drunk and disorderly charges.
A wildlife expert in Wales has warned that illegal raves there could be damaging wildlife in the country by scaring animals away with the disturbance.
Over 2,000 people attended a rave on woodland at a site between Llanddewi Brefi and Llanfair Clydogau in Ceredigion over the last Bank Holiday weekend for a three-day party. The area is home to one of the largest red squirrel colonies in Wales.
Protestors took to the streets of East London on Saturday in support of free parties.
Over 2,500 people said they would attend the 'Freedom to Party' event in Shoreditch on Facebook.
Protestors gathered at Shoreditch Overground station from 2pm. The organisers, who go by the name Acid City, urged attendees to avoid violence beforehand.
According to the event page, the demonstration was inspired by a protest in Trafalgar Square on 27th January in 1990 against the introduction of anti-rave laws.