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Terrorism and tourism cannot go together: Kapil Mishra taunts Mehbooba

Updated: Oct 04, 2016 18:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 4 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday taunted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for not accepting Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a terrorist.

Speaking at the launch function of Bharat International Travel Bazaar (BITB), Mishra said that said terrorism and tourism cannot go hand in hand.

"It can't be that you don't accept Burhan Wani as a terrorist and then expect tourism to increase. Terrorism and tourism can't go together. Mahesh Sharma said Kashmir is our pride, but terrorists are treated as tourists there," said Mishra.

"We can fight Pakistan, but how do we fight with people who give shelter to terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

The AAP minister underlined that it is "painful" to see that "terrorists are being treated as tourists in Kashmir."

The event was held at the Pragati Maidan here. Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung was also present, among others.

Mufti in the month of July had said that she would have given Burhan Wani "a chance had she known he was trapped in the encounter."

Burhan Wani was killed by the security forces on July 8 following which there was a huge unrest in the state. (ANI)