Kashmere Gate is the popular northern gate to the historic walled city of Delhi. It has built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jaha, which leads to the Lal Quila, the Red Fort Of India. The Kashmere Gate was named in the British Raj because the gate faces towards Kashmir. During the Revolt of 1857, the Britishers had used this gate to prevent the enemies from entering the city. However, the gate was destroyed using gunpowder so that the Britishers can physically attack the enemies to end the Seige of Delhi.
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After the revolt of 1857, the British moved to Civil Lines and Kashmere Gate became the commercial center of Delhi because it lost its status after the creation of New Delhi in 1931. In late 1965, a part of the Kashmere Gate was destroyed to allow the smooth movement of traffic. Way back from it has become a protected monument of the Archaeological Survey of India.
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