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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    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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