WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizens in India should "exercise extreme
caution" and "travel only if necessary" to Bangalore, the capital
of the Karnataka state, the State Department warned.
Protests have closed government offices, businesses and much of
the city's transportation, and some protests have included looting,
tire burning, window breaking and traffic disruption, the
The protests stem from the kidnapping of popular Indian film
star Rajkumar near the border between Karnataka and the state of
Tamil Nadu by the Indian bandit Veerappan.