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Communal Tensions Possible Following Babri Masjid Verdict

September 23, 2010

The Allahabad High Court will pronounce its verdict on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid property title dispute on Friday, September 24, 2010.  In the past, communal tensions over this property dispute have led to protests and sectarian violence. U.S. citizens in India should avoid demonstrations, exercise caution, maintain a low profile, and monitor local media for security updates.

U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel website so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security. U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it e For additional information, please refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad".

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Internet website where the Worldwide Caution and current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). U.S. citizens are also encouraged to read the Country Specific Information for India.