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Deadly Protests Highlight Risk of Political Violence in India
Protests against the expansion of a copper smelter in Thoothukudi (approximately 375 miles south of Chennai) became violent on May 22 and May 23,…

OSAC Health Security Snapshot: Kyasanur Forest Disease in India
Since January 2016, 332 confirmed human cases and at least 19 deaths from Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) – also called monkey fever – have been…

AQIS & ISIS Release Messages Targeting India
In the span of a few weeks, both al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) released digital media…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Demonstration Alert: Chennai (India), Protests against the Expansion of the Sterlite…
Location: Thoothukudi, and throughout Tamil Nadu, India Event: Local media report that protests against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper…

Demonstration Alert: Chennai (India), Protests against U.S. Embassy Relocation to…
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Event: The relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel on May 14 may spark protests, some of which have the…

Demonstration Alerts: Chennai (India), Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (April 3,…
Some political groups have called for protests and boycotts April 3-5 following a recent Supreme Court decision regarding the sharing of Cauvery…