No Pakistani clerics to be invited in this year Urs-e-Rizvi at Dargah Aala Hazrat

No Pakistani clerics to be invited in this year Urs-e-Rizvi at Dargah Aala Hazrat


No Pakistani clerics to be invited in this year Urs-e-Rizvi at Dargah Aala Hazrat


Bareilly :  In the wake of the recent escalating tension between India and Pakistan on the borders, Dargah Aala Hazrat, which will be holding its annual urs-e-rizvi from November 24 next, has decided not to invite any cleric from the neighbouring Pakistan. The dargah has received requests from six Pakistani clerics but they have decided not to issue letter of sponsorship to any of them. Last year, the dargah management had invited 12 clerics from Pakistan, of whom, five had made it to the Urs. The seminary's official here today said this year they have decided not to sponsor any clerics from Pakistan. The clerics of the seminary claimed that hundreds of people from Pakistan used to attend the Urs until a decade ago but the numbers came down due to tension between the two countries. "Whenever any terror attack happens, it causes inconvenience to Indian Muslims, who are targeted as suspects. The tension in Indo-Pak relations causes problems to common people of both the countries whose relatives live on the other side of the border. It is necessary to condemn terrorism and spread the message of peace," the official said. Local clerics, during the urs would also request other foreign clerics attending the festival to ask Pakistani leaders to condemn terror and bolster efforts to create an atmosphere of friendship between the two countries. Clerics from many countries, including France, Dubai, Mauritius, the Netherlands, South Africa and Oman, will take part in the three-day event, and they will be requested to address Pakistani leaders and ask them to oppose terrorism.The messages given by foreign clerics here would reach Pakistan through live streaming of Urs.

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