India Protest Alert

01 August 2019


Situation:

Multiple major trade unions in India have called for nationwide demonstrations

on Friday, August 2, to protest two labor bills that were introduced into parliament on July

23. The participating trade unions, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA,

AICCTU, LPF, and UTUC, claim that the new laws will curtail workers' rights and are

demanding that the government withdraw the legislation immediately. 


Possible Effects:

  • Disrupted modes of transportation

  • Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites

  • Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice

  • Protests which have the possibility of turning violent


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

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

  • If you are caught in a blockade:

  1. Remain calm

  2. Do not exit your vehicle

  3. For emergencies, dial 100

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy



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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