2 Indian Sufi clerics on pilgrimage to Pakistan go missing

By Rob 0

New Delhi: Two Indian Sufi clerics, who were on a pilgrimage to Pakistan, have gone missing, prompting India to take up the matter with the Pakistani government.

One person familiar with the matter in New Delhi confirmed that the two clerics — from the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi — had been missing and that India had raised the matter with the Pakistani foreign ministry in Islamabad as well as the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi.

According to news reports, while one of the clerics was allowed to go to Karachi to visit relatives, the second was stopped at the Lahore airport on grounds of incomplete travel papers. While one of the clerics went missing from Lahore airport, the second went missing after arriving at the Karachi airport, one of the news report cited above said.

According to government officials in India, exchange visits between clerics of New Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah and the Sufi Daata Darbar shrine in Lahore take place regularly.

First Published: Fri, Mar 17 2017. 08 43 AM IST

[Source: livemint.com]