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Kashmir Gate in Delhi

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The monument outside the Kashmir Gate
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The inside of the Kashmir Gate
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The Kasmir gate from outside the city walls
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The rear of the Kashmere Gate from outside the City walls
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The Kashmir (Cashmere) Gate was the scene of much bloodshed during the uprising of 1857. At the beginning, many of the survivors of the initial massacres in Delhi gathered here, only to have their Native Infantry guard turn on them. Most were killed, but a few scrambled over the walls into the surrounding ditch, then up the bank on the far side. Many were still murdered on the roads or in outlying villages, but those that did survive struggled on to Meerut.

At the end of the siege of Delhi the final assault was made through the Kashmir gate. The inscription on the monument explains what happened. The monument itself is actually well hidden on the outside of the gate in an area where nowadays oneone goes and indeed goes nowhere.

 

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