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Security Alert: New Delhi (India), Farmers' Protests Possible July 21-22

LOCATION: New Delhi, India

 

EVENT: U.S. Embassy New Delhi is aware of media reports of possible demonstrations in and around New Delhi on July 21 and 22 by farmers and counter-protesters.  Previous such protests have sometimes led to violence.

 

The likelihood and location of protests taking place is unknown.  The farmers’ unions have requested permission for 200 protesters to walk to Parliament in protest of the new farm laws.  Delhi Police have asked the unions to reduce the number of participants and change the protest site to either Jantar Mantar or the Singhu (Haryana/Delhi) border.  Additionally, media is reporting that people from more than 35 villages may travel to the Singhu border on July 21 in a bid to clear the protesters from the area.  If this does take place, the potential for violence may increase.

 

There may be more police on the streets, additional checkpoints, and an unknown number of demonstrators in and around Delhi.  Specific areas that may see increased presence are Parliament, Rajpath, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, and various metro stations to include Janpath, Lok Kalyan Marg, Patel Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Mandi House, and Udyog Bhawan.

 

ACTIONS TO TAKE:

 

  • Avoid the northern Delhi border, Parliament, Rajpath, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, and various metro stations to include Janpath, Lok Kalyan Marg, Patel Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Mandi House, and Udyog Bhawan.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Heed instructions from law enforcement officials.

 

ASSISTANCE:

 

U.S. Embassy New Delhi

+91 2419-8000

ACSND@state.gov

in.usembassy.gov

 

Department of State – Consular Affairs

+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

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