Tourism Minister asks ASI to submit report on Pink Fort raid

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 27

Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel has asked the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) for a report on the “dramatic incidents” that took place in the iconic Red Fort on Tuesday.

Patel also asked for registration of FIRs with the police for action against those involved in the pandemonium in the high security area of the fort.

 Vandalised ticket counters on the premises of Red Fort. Tribune photos: Mukesh Aggarwal

In a tweet, Patel said, “Visited the Red Fort this morning with the secretary, ministry of culture, and the ASI Director General. Asked for immediate submission of a report and for mandatory registration of FIRs against the miscreants.”

Patel had on Tuesday strongly disapproved the invasion of the Red Fort by protesting farmers. “The Red Fort is a symbol of the dignity of our democracy. The protesters should have left it alone. I strongly condemn their action. It is sad and unfortunate,” he had tweeted.

The national capital saw unprecedented scenes on Tuesday as scores of farmers agitating against the three controversial farm laws entered the historic fort after bursting through with their tractors barricades and roadblocks erected by the police.

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