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India issues advisory to citizens in Thailand

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 6:45pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

India on Tuesday advised its nationals in Thailand to take precautions for their safety after the military imposed martial law in the troubled South East Asian nation.

"Indian tourists and residents in Thailand are advised to take precautions for their safety," the Indian Embassy said in an advisory.

The Embassy advised Indian nationals staying in Thailand and tourists to avoid certain areas where protesters were camping like around government buildings, parliament building, Royal Thai Police HQ, Interior Ministry, Defence Ministry in Bangkok.

Tourists were advised by the Embassy to avoid places of demonstrations, political gatherings and marches. They were also advised to regularly monitor the situation through the local media, hotels and tour operators.

Martial law was invoked by Thailand Army in a surprise pre-dawn move today to maintain order after six months of anti-government protests that left the country paralysed. A Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) has been set up for public safety and maintenance of peace and order in the country.

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