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General Elections Alert - india


Updated on 5 April 2019

The Situation:

General elections are due to take place between 11 April and 19 May 2019. Political rallies and meetings will occur across the country during this time.

Possible Effects:

Strikes, political rallies and demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country and have the possibility of turning violent

Local demonstrations can begin spontaneously and escalate with little warning, disrupting transportation systems and city services

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Notify the embassy of arrival in the country and enroll in a SAFE traveler program (if available)

  • Remain alert to changing situations

  • Avoids all crowds, protests and demonstrations

  • Comply with Indian government directions, exercise caution, and maintain a low profile

  • Monitor local media for security updates

  • Refrain from any negative comments about the government of India. This includes comments made on social media

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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