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Mar 09, 2013 at 09:24am IST

Ajmer Dargah chief boycotts Pervez Ashraf's visit, says Pak should return heads of Indian soldiers

Ajmer: Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, the chief of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti Dargah in Ajmer, has announced the boycott of Pakistani Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf, who is scheduled to visit shrine of Sufi saint on Saturday. The Dargah chief told CNN-IBN that the boycott has been announced to protest against the beheading of Indian soldiers at the Line of Control.

"It will be a dishonor to the families of the Indian soldier who were beheaded by their (Pakistan) Army. I will not welcome or be present during his (Pakistan PM Raja Parvez Ashraf) visit to the Dargah," Khan said.

The Dargah chief further said, "My appearing there to greet him would bring dishonour to our soldiers who were beheaded." Demanding the heads of the Indian soldiers who were allegedly mutilated by Pakistan Army, Khan said, "They should bring back the heads of our jawans."

The Dargah committee has, however, decided to give the Pakistani Prime Minister a grand reception.

Meanwhile, the Congress and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid appealed the political parties and organisation to not do politics over the Ashraf's, calling it a private affair.

"I will be having lunch and only lunch, no talks," Khurshid said. When asked Hemraj's family, who was allegedly mutilated by Pakistan Army, wants apologies, Khurshid said, "Pakistan Prime Minister is coming for religious and spiritual visit. We will say hello and obviously when we say hello, we just don't only say hello. But there is no agenda, there are no formal talks."

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