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Swamy Says Clerics Working Against Country; Sushma Gets Them Back

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Updated: March 20, 2017, 5:13 PM IST
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Swamy Says Clerics Working Against Country; Sushma Gets Them Back
Sushma Swaraj with the clerics from Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah who made a safe return to India after they went missing in Pakistan.

New Delhi: The two Sufi clerics, who went missing in Pakistan last week, on Monday thanked the governments of India and Pakistan for their safe return but Subramanian Swamy alleged that they were working against the country.

The clerics have remianed tightlipped on what led to their disappearance.

Both Nazim and Syed Asif Nizami, who is the the head priest of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, "thanked" the Indian and the Pakistani governments for their return to the homeland.

"We thank Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and well-wishers from all religions who prayed for our return," they told reporters.

The clerics met Sushma Swaraj upon their return.

Amir Nizami, son of Syed Asif Nizami, alleged that the duo were "taken away" based on a news report in a local Urdu daily which claimed that they had links with Indian intelligence agency RAW.

Asked if Pakistan spy agency ISI was involved in the episode, he refused to comment but made it clear that "no force was used" against them.

First Published: March 20, 2017, 4:20 PM IST
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