Hazrat Nizamuddin clerics return home, slam Pak media for calling them RAW agent

Asif Nizami had gone to Karachi on March 6 to meet his ailing 90-year old sister, and was accompanied by Nazim

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 20, 2017 7:59:57 pm
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The two Indian clerics of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, who went missing from Karachi, on Monday reached back to Delhi. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had informed about their safe arrival on Sunday on her Twitter handle. She met the two Sufi clerics in Delhi on Monday.

Earlier On Saturday, it was reported that Syed Asif Nizami, head priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah in Delhi, and his nephew Syed Nazim Nizami were in custody of Pakistan’s intelligence agency over their alleged links with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). According to reports, both were offloaded from Karachi-bound Shaheen Airlines on March 14 at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

The clerics, speaking with the media, said that a newspaper in Pakistan had printed false information about them being RAW spies following which they were detained by the police. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy also said that he had independent information about the clerics are working against the country.

The development comes after the Pakistan government had conveyed to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad that the two clerics have been “traced and have reached Karachi”. Swaraj had earlier spoke to Pakistan PM’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz regarding the issue and sought his help in tracing the two.

Asif Nizami had travelled to Karachi on March 6 to meet his ailing 90-year old sister, and was accompanied by Nazim. According to their family, they had gone to Lahore to pay tributes at Daata Darbar shrine on March 13.

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