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 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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First Published on: March 20, 2017 11:16 am
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    IML sood
    Mar 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm
    With knowing any details why these people are giving for and against comments of this incident. Whatever seen on surface may or may not true.
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      kris
      Mar 20, 2017 at 9:15 am
      please stay there and preach s try islam
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        Altaf Ahmad
        Mar 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm
        Indian muslims are facing fourth generation warfare that included proxies covert war and propaa by hindutva forces
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          babloo
          Mar 20, 2017 at 8:56 am
          They must be strolling here and there ,even at the places not included in their visa...Foolish act brings problems... particularly in a sensitive country like stan.. Lucky enough,, they were not chased by any militant outfits.. should behave
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            Kolsat
            Mar 20, 2017 at 7:26 pm
            stan being a sunni country hates Sufi Muslims and so they accused them of being RAW agents.
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              Giri Gowda
              Mar 20, 2017 at 10:01 am
              its all because of the dynamic lady "Indian Foreign Ministers" timely speedy action
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                Fred Smith
                Mar 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm
                I think Subbu Swamy needs to be deported to Pak ASAP.
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                  Rk
                  Mar 20, 2017 at 10:57 am
                  Why this paper is not condemning the other nations arrogance in strong works.. why it is not even pointing fingering that nation.. not only that.. whether it get a chance or not.. this paper always praises the people belonging to the other nation.....daal main kuch kaala hain...
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                    jaihind101
                    Mar 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm
                    Andd you are on isi pay roll
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                      jaihind101
                      Mar 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm
                      They are isi agents should be investigated without any delay to visit sister was just excuse they must have ped information to napak terrorist country stan
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                        jaihind101
                        Mar 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm
                        Why not? Most muslims are still not Indian first they want too b Muslim first and then indian ,they will protest for Palestinian but are silent on kashmiri pundits,,force conversion ,4 wives,hujj money ,why ??? That makes them anti Nationals
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                          Kumar
                          Mar 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm
                          These two s gave BJP boost as favoring Muslims. These s could have died there itself.
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                            kris kumar
                            Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm
                            There is something fishy as they have returned home with out any harm. Even the terrorists did not touch them. Are these priests ISI agents working for Porkistan? The government must keep an eye on them.
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                              Murthy
                              Mar 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm
                              A few Sufi clerics have been killed in stan by their Ahrar hotheads. Pak's colonial master Saudi Arabia does not like Sufi Islam. Wahabi dogmatism is their meat.
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                                Missing
                                Mar 20, 2017 at 10:35 am
                                Need to keep an eye on their future activities. Do we really know what happened when they were missing?
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                                  Munzir Baig
                                  Mar 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm
                                  Kumarji how about you being ki*ked to Nepal the only place you deserve.
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                                    Munzir Baig
                                    Mar 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm
                                    Subramaniyam has gone mad. He could not control his daughter and wants to control India.
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                                      Nadeem Ansari
                                      Mar 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm
                                      Many muslims who visit their relatives in Karachi and other parts of Sindh , are routinely asked to work for Pak Intelligence. They try to lure them but in vain. Except some misguided youth no one finds stan attractive any longer. lt;br/gt;As for Swamy. Antha tamil ayyarku paithyame pudichchirukku. He is the only surviving rabid man in medical history.lt;br/gt;Many of those who troll here seem to get their education from films and google.lt;br/gt;If they are young it is worrisome. lt;br/gt;it takes special effort to know the state of muslim society in india. Congress and Leftists destro the basis very well. I think BJP knows better.
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                                        NAGU
                                        Mar 20, 2017 at 6:10 am
                                        These Hazrath Nizamuddin IMAMAS must have understood the meaning of JANNATH or HEAVEN or SWARG as Claimed by Jinnah when he created stan in 1947 after marrying a Parsi girl. lt;br/gt;Naagu
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                                          Aaap
                                          Mar 20, 2017 at 10:04 pm
                                          Lies spread by modi
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                                            Nishant
                                            Mar 21, 2017 at 12:31 am
                                            The clerics at Hazrarat Nizammudin represent a kind of Islam which was por in India for centuries before the Mughals invaded (they were invaders, not the tolerant kind earlier who ruled with a different mindset, and considered to be affectionate to people). ISI and their radical pupils are unlikely to have any sympathy for these clerics, as they represent a bygone era and sufi Islamic philosophy. That philosophy still exists to some or perhaps a large extent in India, and is the basis of our democratic process across religions. The stani media dubbing them as RAW agents could mean unwell, as this increases the probability that ISI or their pupils may have tried or wanted to radicalise them to their advantage. It is difficult to understand, otherwise, why such old cleric had to suffer in this way.
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