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Security Alert: New Delhi (India) Possible Demonstrations Following Court Decision

Security Alert - U.S. Embassy New Delhi (November 8, 2019)


Location:  India


Press reports indicate the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs is advising the public to remain alert to the announcement of an Indian Supreme Court decision in the coming days concerning rights to disputed land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.  This announcement may be met with demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should monitor media about possible resulting disruptions to traffic or travel.  U.S. citizens can monitor the media to take appropriate precautions, such as avoiding large crowds. 


Actions to Take:


Avoid locations where heavy traffic or road closures or protests are expected.

Keep a low profile.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Monitor local media for updates.

Follow the instructions of local authorities.




U.S. Embassy New Delhi 

Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021

91 11 2419 8000


U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)

C 49 G Block Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

91 22 2672 4000


U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)

220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006

91 44 2857 4000 


U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)

5 /1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani 700071

91 33 3984 2400


U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad

Paigah Palace, 1-8-323 Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet Secunderabad 500003

91 40 4033 8300 



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