Karol Bagh

Karol Bagh

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Karol Bagh (, , ) is a mixed residential-cum-commercial neighbourhood in Delhi, India, known for its shopping streets, like the Gaffar Market and Ajmal Khan Road. It is one of the three administrative subdivisions, of the Central Delhi district, of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, with the other two being, Darya Ganj and Paharganj.

It was also home to the Karol Bagh till it was abolished in 2008, now it is an Legislative Assembly of Delhi segment of the New Delhi constituency.

History

The area was primarily residential with a large Muslim population until the exodus of many Muslims to Pakistan and an influx of refugees from West Punjab after Partition in 1947, many of whom were traders. There remains a sizeable Marathi, Tamil-speaking population. Karol Bagh was also home to a large Bengali community, and has one of the oldest Durga Puja in the city, though their numbers have now dwindled.

Several incidents were reported at Karol Bagh in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, including burning of shops. Karol Bagh was the target of a terrorist attack in October 2008 when a there was a bomb blast in Gaffar Market.

Noted residential places in Karol Bagh are Raigar Pura (named after a caste Raigar from Rajasthan), Beadon Pura (Named after an English officer), Dev Nagar, Bapa Nagar, W.E.A.

In Karol Bagh there is also a whole sale garments market known as Tank road. It came into existence with few shopkeepers in the...
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