New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday created a flutter at a tourism event here by asking Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti if she considered slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a terrorist and said that tourism and terrorism cannot go together.
“Can tourism and terrorism go together? How will tourism grow in India? Before leaving she has to tell us if she considers Burhan Wani and Afzal Guru terrorists,” Mishra said.
Some people in the gathering stood up to protest and asked Mishra to desist from making such remarks.
But the minister said he would leave only after saying what he has to and it would not take much time.
“It cannot happen that you (Mehbooba Mufti) do not accept that Burhan Wani was a terrorist, and seek boost in tourism,” Mishra said.
He was speaking at ‘Bharat International Travel Bazaar’ event organised here. The event was attended by Mehbooba Mufti and Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.
Delhi government was co-host of the event.