JK Haj aspirants can opt to fly from Delhi

JK Haj aspirants can opt to fly from Delhi

New Delhi: Haj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir, can now opt to travel from Delhi instead of Srinagar, helping them save on airfare. In 2017, the airfare for the pilgrimage from Srinagar was Rs 1,09,692 as against Rs 73,697 from Delhi. The airfare for Haj 2018 may vary. Pilgrims from JK can avail the option, […]

CM pleads for more facilities to Hajj pilgrims, writes to GoI

CM pleads for more facilities to Hajj pilgrims, writes to GoI

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has pleaded for extending more facilities to the Hajj pilgrims of Jammu and Kashmir during the coming annual pilgrimage. In her letter to minister for minority affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Mehbooba has detailed the facilities being provided to Hajj pilgrims at Srinagar embarking point and beyond. She has sought further […]

New Haj Policy unfair: Hami

New Haj Policy unfair: Hami

SRINAGAR: Karwan-e-Islami chairman Ghulam Rasool Hami on Friday said the new Haj policy is framed to hurt the sentiments of Muslims. “The day, on which the new Haj policy was introduced, we presented our concerns that this policy has been framed to hurt the sentiments of Muslims,” Hami said while addressing people at Shah Balg […]

Hajj-2018 forms to be available from Nov 15

SRINAGAR: Executive Officer State Haj Committee (SHC) Tuesday said that forms for Haj-2018 would be available online on the website of Haj Committee of India website (www.hajcommittee.gov.in) and on SHC (www.jkshc.com) from November 15 to December 7, 2017. The forms for the holy pilgrimage shall also be available at respective Deputy Commissioner’s Office from aforementioned […]

GoI announces multiple embarkation points for Haj pilgrims

GoI announces multiple embarkation points for Haj pilgrims

Mumbai: Haj travellers can now fly to Saudi Arabia from multiple embarkation points in the country, which will make their travel “economical”, GoI Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced here on Sunday. The facility will come into effect from November 15. “There are 21 major embarkation points in the country, but Haj travellers have […]

New Hajj policy in offing: Hajj subsidy to go, senior women to embark on pilgrimage without ‘mahram’ and sea travel to resume

New Hajj policy in offing: Hajj subsidy to go, senior women to embark on pilgrimage without ‘mahram’ and sea travel to resume

Mumbai: Abolishing subsidy for Hajj pilgrims and allowing women above 45 to travel in a group of at least four without a male member are some of the key highlights of a proposed Hajj policy drafted by a committee appointed by the Government of India, sources said. The proposed Hajj Policy 2018-22 by the panel […]

On CM’s intervention, Air India reschedules Hajj flights to Srinagar

On CM’s intervention, Air India reschedules Hajj flights to Srinagar

SRINAGAR: To ensure that Srinagar-bound Hajj flights arrive early in the day, Air India (AI) on Monday re-drew its flight schedule. The airlines did so after the intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who took a strong note of the delay caused in the landing of the first Hajj flight at Srinagar Airport and the […]

Protests at airport as Hajj flights return without landing

Protests at airport as Hajj flights return without landing

Srinagar: Exposing the status of ‘Srinagar International Airport’, two flights carrying Hajj pilgrims from Jeddah could not land on Thursday evening and had to return to New Delhi. Aggrieved at the announcement, attendants of over eight hundred pilgrims staged anti-government and anti-India protest. “This is shame. In present era of technology, we don’t have facility […]

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