Pak to send transgenders as Haj volunteers

Pak to send transgenders as Haj volunteers

Islamabad, Feb 18 (PTI) For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage, a media report said today. “Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj (volunteers […]

Hajj-2018: Selected pilgrims to submit Rs 81000 by Jan 31

Hajj-2018: Selected pilgrims to submit Rs 81000 by Jan 31

SRINAGAR: According to the Executive Officer State Haj Committee, provisionally selected Haj pilgrims have been asked to deposit advance Haj amount of Rs 81,000 each as first installment by January 31, 2018. He said that the payment can be deposited online on Haj Committee of India website (www.hajcommittee.gov.in) or in State Bank of India account […]

On the Hajj Subsidy

On the Hajj Subsidy

The Hajj subsidy has, instead of being phased out, been removed by New Delhi. The subsidy in contention, in theory, helped to alleviate the financial burden on those Muslims who could not afford to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, a mandatory pillar of Islam. In some senses, both the subsidy and its removal constituted a form […]

No Hajj subsidy from this year: GoI

No Hajj subsidy from this year: GoI

There will be no subsidy for Haj from this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced Tuesday and said the move was part of the government’s efforts to “empower minorities” without appeasement. A record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India,

India’s Haj quota increased for second consecutive year: Naqvi

India’s Haj quota increased for second consecutive year: Naqvi

SRINAGAR: The Modi-led government has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year, a PIB statement issued here said on Tuesday, adding that for the first time since 1947, a record number of 1,75,025 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia government to increase […]

Hajj aspirants to collect cover numbers from Jan 1

SRINAGAR: The Executive Officer, State Haj Committee intending Haj Pilgrims of Kashmir Division Friday asked the Haji aspirants to collect their cover number slips from 1st January, 2018 to 6th January, 2018 from the offices of respective Deputy Commissioners. However, the Pilgrims of district Srinagar can obtain the same from Haj House, Bemina Srinagar. The […]

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Naqvi

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Naqvi

NEW DELHI: The government’s decision to lift a ban on Muslim women undertaking Haj pilgrimage without ‘Mehram’ (a male companion) has generated “positive” results, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. According to a statement, Naqvi made the comments while referring to a “large number” of applications the Haj Committee of India (HCoI) has received […]

Dec 7 deadline for Haj applications: SHC

SRINAGAR: Executive Officer State Haj Committee (SHC) Monday informed that the last date for submission of Haj application forms is 7th December 2017. All the prospective Haj applicants are accordingly requested to deposit their Haj application forms by or before the last date 7th December 2017. No Haj application form shall be entertained or received […]

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, […]

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