State Department Issues Alert for US Travel to IndiaDecember 14, 2009 By: Meagan Drillinger
The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for all U.S. citizens traveling to India due to possibility of violence in the south-eastern coastal state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Department urges U.S. citizens to postpone all non-essential travel to the Telangana Region of Andhra Pradesh, including Rangareddi, Warangal, Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad, and Khammam, and parts of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh..
Civil unrest in the region is due to the November 29 arrest Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, which has sparked civil unrest including mob action and strikes. If a U.S. citizen should find him or herself in the questionable areas, they are advised to maintain high levels of awareness and avoid all public rallies and demonstrations.
This alert expires on December 31.