New Delhi: Responding to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Kapil Mishra’s verbal attack during a tourism event in New Delhi on Tuesday, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said, “Any place in the world, including Delhi, women are safest in my Kashmir. That’s the biggest thing my state can offer.”
The J&K CM Mehbooba continued and said, “They (Girls and Women) cannot be raped in a moving car. They move around in shikaras and houseboats. Biggest confidence building measure is if you visit our state, it shows that you trust us. We need you, I don’t know if you need Kashmir or not, but Kashmir needs you.”
“Humare mulk ke log kitne achche hain, Kashmir ke log kitne achche hain. Haalat to aapne isse bhi kharaab dekhe hai; lekin aaiye aur Kashmir ki shaanti mei invest kijiye,” Mehbooba added.
A while back, speaking at the same event, AAP’s Kapil Mishra asked Mehbooba Mufti if she considered slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a terrorist and said that tourism and terrorism cannot go together.
Kapil Mishra created uproar at the event when he questioned Mehbooba and said, “We can fight Pakistan, but how do we fight with people who give shelter to terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)?”
Targeting the J&K CM, the Delhi Water Minister said, “It can’t be that you don’t accept Burhan Wani as a terrorist and then expect tourism to increase. Can’t you say that you don’t accept Burhan Wani as a terrorist and expect tourism to increase?”
First Published | 4 October 2016 7:42 PM