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Australian, Canadian citizens told not to travel parts of India

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New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) The Government today admitted in the Lok Sabha that Canada and Australia have cautioned their citizens against travelling to North Eastern states and border areas, including Jammu and Kashmir citing adverse law and order situation.

In a written answer Minister of State for External Affairs E.Ahamed said Canadian Foreign Office has issued a travel advisory update on Janaury 27, 2006 which advised against travelling to North Eastern states of Manipur, Tripura, Assam and Nagaland, and border areas of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of Ladakh.

Australia has also issued travel advisory asking its citizens to exercise extreme caution in respect of travel to certain parts of India. Apart from Jammu and Kashmir, their advice is to reconsider need to travel to the North Eastern states of Assam, Nagaland, Tripura and Manipur. The reasons cited are possible risks of armed robbery, kidnapping, extortion and terrorism related incidents.

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