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Mirwaiz demands ban on Israeli tourists in Kashmir

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Jul 07, 2012 at 01:25pm IST

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Srinagar: Days after a dress code controversy in Kashmir, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has now demanded a ban on Israeli tourists in the valley.

Calling Israel the biggest enemy of Islam, the Mirwaiz raised an objection to the tourism department's road shows in Israel promoting tourism. Kashmir has had five lakh tourists this year. Out of these, 17,000 have been foreign nationals.

"Government should explain why it's encouraging Israelis to visit Kashmir. Muslims all over the world have problem with Israel due to its aggressive policy towards Palestine," Mirwaiz said on Friday.

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