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India: Information on the particular signs, indications or traffic signs that inform an individual that s/he is in the state of Uttar Pradesh; on the language of such signs; on whether the state of Uttar Pradesh is known as "U.P." by citizens of India, especially Punjabis; and on whether the use of "U.P." is so well-known that people would automatically make the connection between "U.P." and Uttar Pradesh

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 May 1995
Citation / Document Symbol IND20554.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, India: Information on the particular signs, indications or traffic signs that inform an individual that s/he is in the state of Uttar Pradesh; on the language of such signs; on whether the state of Uttar Pradesh is known as "U.P." by citizens of India, especially Punjabis; and on whether the use of "U.P." is so well-known that people would automatically make the connection between "U.P." and Uttar Pradesh, 1 May 1995, IND20554.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac9d3c.html [accessed 17 September 2014]
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Information on the particular signs, indications and traffic signs that inform an individual that s/he is in the state of Uttar Pradesh could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. The attachment from India: A Travel Survival Kit provides some general information on Uttar Pradesh that might be of interest.

The attached 31 October 1994 article from India Today deals with the elections of Uttar Pradesh, which is referred to as "U.P." in the accompanying charts.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Attachments

India Today [Delhi]. 31 October 1994. Dilip Awasthi and Zafar Agha. "The Parties: Treading Warily," pp. 44-47.

Geoff Crowther et al. June 1990. India: A Travel Survival Kit. Hawthorne, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications, p. 256.

Additional Sources Consulted

Area Handbook for India. 1975.

Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook. Yearly. 1994.

Documentation, Immigration and Refugee Board (DIRB), Immigration and Refugee Board [Ottawa]. September 1994. Contextual Information Package: India.

Encyclopedia of the Third World. 1992.

Europa World Year Book. Yearly. 1994.

Far Eastern Economic Review. 1994. Asia 1994 Yearbook: A Review of the Events of 1993. Hong Kong: FEER.

Immigration and Refugee Board Documentation Center (IRBDC) [Ottawa]. April 1990. India Country Profile.

_____. January 1989. Information Package on India.

India Today [Delhi]. Weekly. 1994 to present.

Political Handbook of the World. 1992.

Refugees, Immigration and Asylum Section (RIAS), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [Parkes, ACT, Australia]. June 1994. India.

On-line search of media sources.

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