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india Election Civil Unrest Alert

Updated on 17 May 2019

The Situation:

Voting in India’s general elections ends on 19 May 2019, and the results will be issued on 23 May 2019. There may be heightened civil unrest in the run up to and after the results are announced.

Possible Effects:

  • Strikes, political rallies and demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country and can turn 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

  • Avoid all crowds, protests and demonstrations, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • 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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