US travel advisory finds rape fastest growing crime in India

Washington, January 11, 2018 (PPI-OT):The United States has issued a new travel advisory for countries including India, identifying crime and terrorism for Americans to exercise increased caution. The advisory urges US citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir. The State Department in its new travel advisory said, “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.”

“Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities,” it said. Terrorists or armed groups are active in east-central India, primarily in rural areas, it added. India has been ranked Level 2 (exercise increased caution).

Now every country has a travel advisory based on this system, which has replaced all the previous such advisories. “These improvements will provide US citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide,” the State Department said.

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