Amid arson, US advises its citizens in Delhi to ‘exercise caution’

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U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi and avoid all areas with demonstrations. It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews.

The Government of India-imposed law that prohibits political gatherings of four or more people – known as Section 144 – remains in effect in certain areas.

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. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel 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.

Assistance:

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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