PARIS (AFP) - The Bahrain Grand Prix, postponed from its original date earlier this season due to political turmoil and civil unrest in the Gulf state, will be staged later this year, organisers announced on Friday. The decision to restage the race in Manama on October 30 was taken by Formula One's ruling body the FIA's World Motor Sport Council at a meeting in Barcelona. The green light was given after a visit by an FIA delegation to assess conditions in Bahrain this week. Zayed R. Alzayani, the Bahrain International Circuit chairman, welcomed the move. He said in a statement: "As a country we have faced a difficult time, but stability has returned; with businesses operating close to normal, the State of National Safety lifted and countries removing travel restrictions. "Collectively, we are in the process of addressing issues of national and international concern, and learning lessons from the recent past. By the time the Grand Prix arrives we will be able to remind the world about Bahrain at its best." The rescheduled race will take the place of the Indian Grand Prix, which has been moved to December. The original Bahrain GP on March 13 was called off in February after pro-democracy protests left more than 20 people dead. Friday's decision may not be welcomed by the teams who have been urged to boycott the race by an online petition of over 300,000 signatures. Bahrain staged its first race in 2004.