Delhi tourism minister refuses to share stage with Mehbooba

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NEW DELHI: In a dramatic turn of events, Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti "if she considered Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a terrorist" at an event in New Delhi. 

Mishra also refused to share the stage with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader. 

"Do you consider Burhan Wani a terrorist or not? the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader asked.

"It can't be (possible) that you don't accept Burhan Wani as a terrorist and then expect tourism to increase. Terrorism and tourism cannot co-exist," he added.

Mishra said, "We can fight Pakistan, but how will we fight people who give shelter to terrorists in J-K?"

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

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

 

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