The Fact News Service

US asks travellers to be alert in India due to ‘crime and terrorism’

New Delhi, November 17

The US State Department issued a travel advisory for India on Wednesday, asking its citizens to exercise increased caution while travelling in the country “due to crime and terrorism”.

“Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, shopping malls and government facilities,” it said, adding, “Indian authorities report rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations.”

The US State Department slotted India in Category Two or one rung below countries in the throes of civil wars. It has especially cautioned its citizens against travelling to Jammu & Kashmir, eastern Ladakh, the entire North-East, Central and Eastern India and within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border “due to the potential for armed conflict”.