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Centre Claims Of Not Receiving Any Request From Tamil Nadu On Including Chennai Airport As Embarkation Point For Hajj

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Minister Naqvi said, a Haj Review Meeting was held in the Minority Affairs Ministry on October 22 with the Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, Consul General in Jeddah, officials from the External Affairs, Civil Aviation and Health Ministries and representatives from airlines.

Modi Govt Has Made Haj Pilgrimage Comfortable, Transparent: Naqvi

Nov 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The annual Haj has become more comfortable and convenient for Indian Muslims due to various important reforms in the entire pilgrimage process undertaken by the Modi government over the last seven years, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday.


COVID-19: Indian Plgrims Will Not Travel To Saudi Arabia For Haj 2020, Says Naqvi

The decision was taken after Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah minister Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten telephoned last night and suggested not to send pilgrims from India for Haj this year, Naqvi said.

Saudi Arabia To Hold 'Very Limited' Hajj This Year Due To Coronavirus

Jun 23, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

The annual pilgrimage, which is set to begin this year at the end of July, traditionally draws around 2 million Muslims from around the world for five intense days of worship and rituals in Mecca.


Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's Nephews Offloaded From Haj-Bound Flight

Yousuf Abbas and Abdul Aziz Abbas were going to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj when they were offloaded on Thursday from the Madina-bound flight at Allama Iqbal International Airport on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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12 April, 2018

Disabled Not Allowed To Go On Haj As They May Beg: Centre Tells HC

Outlook Web Bureau

"That retaining this provision also needs to be understood in the light of Consular General of India, Jeddah advice in 2012 for strict screening of disabled persons in view of instances of many such people indulging in begging which is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia."


27 February, 2018

A Month After Scrapping Subsidy, Govt Announces Reduction In Airfare For Haj

Outlook Web Bureau

The reduction will be applicable to passages on Air India, Saudi Airlines and Flynas



30 January, 2018

Supreme Court Asks Centre To File An Affidavit Stating The Reason For Withdrawal Of Haj Subsidy

Outlook Web Bureau

The apex court adjourned the hearing in the case till February 19.



17 January, 2018

Haj Subsidy Withdrawal: What About Funds Given For Hindu Pilgrimages, Asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Outlook Web Bureau

Owaisi said he himself had demanded withdrawal of the Haj subsidy long ago.


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16 January, 2018

After Haj Subsidy Scrapped, Spotlight On State-Funded Hindu Pilgrimages, Including Rs 2,500 Crore By UP Govt For Ardh Kumbh

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The Indian government on Tuesday withdrew the subsidy to Hajj pilgrims in accordance to a 2012 Supreme Court


16 January, 2018

Govt Withdraws Subsidy To Haj Pilgrims

Outlook Web Bureau

The govt said the decision is part of agenda of empowering minorities without trying to appease them.


07 January, 2018

After Outcry Over Saffron, UP Haj House Repainted In White Colour

Outlook Web Bureau

Haj Samiti secretary RP Singh has blamed the contractor for the incident while saying that an action would be taken against him.


02 January, 2018

PM Wants To Take Credit Everywhere, Male Guardian Requirement For Haj Scrapped Long Ago, Says Owaisi

Outlook Web Bureau

"It is god's grace that Taj Mahal and Charminar were already built, otherwise he (Modi) would have claimed that he had constructed them"


31 December, 2017

'Discriminatory' Practice Of Muslim Women Being Barred From Visiting Haj Without Male Guardian, Abolished, Says Modi On Mann Ki Baat

Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing the nation through the 39th edition of his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, Prime Minister Modi said around 1,300 women have applied to visit Haj without a male guardian.


08 October, 2017

Haj Policy Drafted By Centre Proposes To Abolish Haj Subsidy

Outlook Web Bureau

The cut in funds meant for subsidy will be used for educational empowerment and welfare of Muslims, the source said.


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