Farmers march: Delhi’s Red Fort temporarily closed for visitors

The iconic Mughal-era monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in old Delhi, was "suddenly sealed" late Monday night "due to security reasons", the official said.

New Delhi: The historic Red Fort complex has been temporarily closed for visitors due to security reasons, a senior ASI official said Tuesday, amid a massive deployment of police and paramilitary forces in central Delhi in view of the farmers’ march.

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The iconic Mughal-era monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in old Delhi, was “suddenly sealed” late Monday night “due to security reasons”, the official said.

Heavy security has been deployed there since late last night.

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“The Red Fort complex has been closed for visitors,” the official told PTI.

Asked when will the 17th-century monument will reopen, the senior official said, “it will be the call of security agencies”.

Security in Delhi has been intensified with multi-layer barricades, concrete blocks, iron nails and walls of containers at border points to stop a ‘Delhi Chalo’ march of farmers from entering the national capital on Tuesday, after talks between farm leaders and the Centre remained inconclusive.

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