Mystery of missing Indian Sufi clerics solved after being traced to Sindh

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The two missing Indian Sufi clerics from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah have been finally traced and have reached Karachi, according to latest media reports.

The news confirming the safety of the clerics who were on a pilgrimage came after India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz, regarding the case. Aziz was in London.

The families of the clerics – 82-year-old Asif Ali Nizami, head priest of the dargah, and his 66-year-old nephew Nizal Ali Nizami – reportedly lost contact with them.

The two are expected to return to India on Monday.

This was conveyed to India by Pakistan’s Foreign Office, according to source in New Delhi.

The two were reportedly found in Sindh. They had visited Data Darbar in Lahore after which they went missing on Wednesday.

There were fears in India about the clerics’ safety, and Swaraj had tweeted: “We have also contacted their host in Karachi who appears to be under pressure not to speak to the Indian High Commission.”

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