Security beefed up for Ramlila
With people soaked in the Navratri spirit, the Delhi Police have made tight security arrangements in the walled city, which is home to some of the oldest Ramlila celebrations. In the wake of the Uri attack and intelligence inputs of a terror threat to the Capital, the police have ramped up security at places that witness a high footfall.
The three Ramlilas that are held at the Lal Quila Maidan, with the iconic Red Fort in the background, together witness over 50,000 visitors daily during the Navratri season and climbs to more than a lakh on Dussehra.
The officials of North District have held meetings with the Lav Kush Ramlila Committee, Shri Dharmic Leela Committee and Nav Shri Dharmik Lila Committee, to apprise them of the security arrangements.
DCP (North) Madhur Verma said, “Our people will be stationed on the terraces of high buildings in Lala Lajpat Rai Market so that people cannot use those areas to target the Ramlila to create panic.” He said policemen would be stationed at the Ramlilas with automatic weapons.
The three Ramlilas, on their part, also claim to have made adequate security arrangements to ensure that the festivities are not affected.