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Sufi clerics missing: India putting steady pressure on Pakistan, assures BJP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Branding the disappearance of two Indian Sufi clerics in as a worrisome issue, the (BJP) on Saturday assured that the of is putting pressures on regarding the issue.

"This is a worrisome issue. Our is putting pressure on People from both the countries are travelling back and forth every time and such an incident is not acceptable," spokesperson told ANI.

He added that the Foreign Affairs Ministry is in continuous contact with and investigation is underway.

Two Indian Sufi clerics, who were on a pilgrimage to Pakistan, have gone missing, prompting to take up the matter with the Pakistani

Two clerics, Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami, had gone to to meet their relatives after which they headed to Lahore to visit the shrines of Sufi saints.

Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister said that she has taken up the matter with Islamabad.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria also acknowledged that an Indian request seeking assistance for the recovery of two clerics had been received.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 07:42 IST