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Union Tourism Minister deplores attack on French Tourist group at Mirzapur UP

Monday, December 11, 2017, 14:06 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff|New Delhi

In a second shocking attack against foreign tourists in as many months in Uttar Pradesh, local goons roughed up and molested a group of French tourists and an accompanying lady from Varanasi at Mirzapur in UP yesterday. 

The incident was reported to have happened while the group came to visit Lakhania Dari waterfall in Mirzapur.  

It was two months back two Swiss tourists were brutally attacked by a gang near Agra in UP. 

The miscreants, have reported to have insulted, beaten and tried to molest tourists, and one tourist is said to have suffered grievous injuries in the attack. As per reports, the UP police have arrested most of the accused in the incident. 

Terming the attack on the tourist “highly deplorable”, KJ Alphons, Union Tourism Minister said that people should learn to treat tourists as Gods in the true sense of our ethos of ‘Guest is God’. He commended the prompt action by the UP Police in the case to arrest and bring the culprits into book.

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