India, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Multiple dead and injured in clashes between political groups – West Bengal state, India

2021-05-04: According to media reports on Tuesday (04 May), violent clashes broke out between supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress in multiple towns across the state during the regional elections in West Bengal. At least 12 people were killed and scores of others injured during the clashes. In addition, multiple stores and residential buildings were looted and set on fire.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.