Delhi's Nizamuddin Dargah's clerics go missing, Sushma Swaraj raises matter with Pakistan

"Indian nationals Syed Asif Ali Nizami, 80, and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami went to Pakistan on March 8," she tweeted.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today spoke to the Pakistani authorities about the two Indian Sufi clerics who went missing in the country on March 14.

"Indian nationals Syed Asif Ali Nizami, 80, and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami went to Pakistan on March 8," she tweeted.

"We have taken up this matter with the government of Pakistan and requested them for an update."

Indian nationals Syed Asif li Nizami aged 80 years and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami had gone to Pakistan on 8 March 2017. /1

- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2017

Syed Asif Ali Nizami is Head Priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizammuddin Aulia dargah. /2

- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2017

The two Sufi priests, including the head cleric of Delhi's Nizamuddin Dargah went missing in Pakistan. They visited Lahore on March 13 to offer a "chadar" at Baba Farid's shrine and offered another "chadar" at the Data Darbar Sufi shrine, the next day.

The next day when they reached the airport to take a return flight for Karachi, Nazim Ali Nizami was stopped to clear some documentation and Syed Asif Ali Nizami was asked to board the flight.

He reached Karachi airport and asked his relatives to pick him up but he did not come out.

Since then, their mobile phones have been switched off and their family in India has not been able to get in touch with them.

(With inputs from IANS)

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