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Demonstration Alert: (India) Protests in Northeastern States

Location: Northeastern States, India

 

Event: U.S. citizens in the northeastern states of India should exercise caution in light of media reports of protests and violence in response to the approval of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.  Government curfews are in place in some areas.  Internet and mobile communications may be disrupted. Transport may be affected in various parts of the region.  Protests have also been reported in other parts of the country.  The U.S. government has temporarily suspended official travel to Assam.

 

U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide CautionTravel WarningsTravel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found.  The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review the “Traveler’s Checklist,” which includes valuable security information for those living and traveling abroad.

 

Actions to Take:

Avoid areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances.
Keep a low profile.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Monitor local media for updates.
Review your personal security plans.
Notify friends and family of your safety.
Follow the instructions of local authorities.

Enroll in the Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP).  

 

Assistance:

·         Website: https://in.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/emergency-contact/

 

·         U.S. Embassy in New Delhi

Located at Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
+91-11-2419-8000
Email: 
ACSND@state.gov

·         U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay)

Located at C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
+91-22-2672-4000
Email: 
mumbaiacs@state.gov

 

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