Trump led US government to review Northeast India’s safety aspects and re-comment it as ‘Tourists’ Destinations’

Trump led US government to review Northeast India’s safety aspects and re-comment it as ‘Tourists’ Destinations’

The Donald Trump administration may soon pave changes in the way the US government views Assam from a tourist's  lens.

Since April, 2015, the US government has put Assam and the other Northeastern states as an area disturbed by frequent incidents of violence by ethnic insurgent groups and issued travel advisories to its citizens to avoid travel by train at night, travel outside major cities at night, and crowds. Under travel restrictions, US government employees are also prohibited from traveling to the region without permission from the US consulate general in Kolkata.

State tourism minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Tuesday, "Pleased to learn fm @USAgov Ambsdr to India Mr Richard Verma that @StateDept is reviewing disturbed state tag to Assam in resp to my letter."

The Minister had earlier written to the US government seeking a review of the travel advisory. He has also asked UK and Australia to immediately rectify their adverse travel advisories to its citizens asking them to avoid visiting Assam.

These two countries had asked their citizens to either cancel or reconsider their visit to the northeast in view of major incidents of terrorism and insurgency, including the shooting of 14 people in Assam's Kokrajhar last month and the killing of 18 soldiers by NSCN-Khaplang rebels in Manipur last year.
– TNT News
With inputs from The Times of India

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