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Wall-like containers mounted outside Red Fort days ahead of August 15

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Large shipping containers, towering like walls, have been placed at the entrance of the iconic Red Fort days ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, asserted Delhi police citing security reasons.

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The action was taken to avoid violence that took place on January 26 after farmers’ tractor rally took a violent turn in the national capital, the police said they are taking no chances. Sources in the Delhi police say this is also being done after the recent drone attacks.

The containers will be decorated and painted, said the police.

Every year, the Prime Minister addresses the nation on the Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

For the unversed, on January 26 this year, protesting farmers had entered the premises of the Red Fort in the backdrop of the ongoing farmers protest resulting in clashes with the security forces. In order to avoid such an incident again, the police are on high alert bearing in mind terror threats.

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