Ruckus was witnessed at an event attended by Union Minister Mahesh Sharma and J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra asked her if she considered Burhwan Wani and Afzal Guru as terrorists or not, inviting protests from her entourage.
Mishra said: ‘It can’t be that you don’t accept Burhan Wani as a terrorist and then expect tourism to increase."
A teary eyed Mehbooba launched a counter attack and made strong statements on increasing number of rapes in Delhi.
“Girls are very safe in Kashmir than any place in the world including Delhi,” countered Mehbooba. "We can fight Pakistan, but how do we fight with people who give shelter to terrorists in J&K,” Mishra asked.
In response, Mebooba said: “Kashmir needs you, I don't know whether you need us. Biggest confidence building measure is if you visit our state; it will show that you trust us.”
Mishra left the venue, saying he does not want to share the dais with her after he was forced to stop his address following strong protests from some in the audience and officials accompanying Mufti. Earlier, Mishra had said that tourism and terrorism cannot go together.
(With PTI inputs)