Student attacks force Indian tourism minister to cancel visit

The recent spate of attacks on Indian students has forced India’s tourism minister to postpone a planned tour of Australian cities in July amid fears now is not the time to promote the country as a holiday destination.

Tourism minister Kumari Selja told The Economic Times: “The prevailing atmosphere is not conducive for such a promotional event and the ministry will work out a new schedule after the situation improves.”

A number of events had been planned to promote India as an adventure travel destination offering trekking, river rafting and mountaineering.

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