Around 200 artists of Republic Day parade were stranded since 12:00 PM near Red Fort. They were rescued by Delhi Police late evening, reports say.
According to Vikas Bhaduria of ABP news, 250 artists/children who participated in the Republic Day parade got stuck at Red Fort. The so-called farmers protesting against the recently passed farm laws had blocked the exit point.
The children had to stay hidden near the Red Fort before police could rescue them. Delhi Police could only rescue them in late evening. The reports suggest that they were scared because of the hooligans outside and were crying.
Rajan Tiwari, Vice-President BJP Delhi, condemned the incident and said that he was shattered to learn about the children. He also thanked Delhi police for rescuing the children.
There is limited information on the incident, and we will update this space as we more information pours in.