First batch of Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

NEW DELHI: The first batch of Haj pilgrims was today flagged off via Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who stated the preparations for making sure a easy pilgrimage had been completed.

The first batch of 410 Haj pilgrims from Delhi left for Madina from the Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning.

A complete of one,28,702 pilgrims will likely be facilitated via the federal government throughout India throughout the Haj Committee this year.

Over 1,200 Haj pilgrims are leaving Delhi for Saudi Arabia in 3 flights today.

Besides Delhi, 450 pilgrims from Gaya, 269 from Guwahati, 900 from Lucknow and 1,020 pilgrims from Srinagar also are leaving for Saudi Arabia today for Haj.

Naqvi stated that the Ministry of Minority Affairs, in cooperation with the Saudi Arabia Haj Consulate, Haj Committee of India and other concerned agencies, had completed preparations for Haj 2018 neatly before time to make sure a easy pilgrimage.

Noting that Haj 2018 is being organised according to the brand new Haj Policy, the minister stated it had made all the Haj procedure clear and ensured higher amenities for the pilgrims.

Naqvi stated in spite of the removal of the Haj subsidy and various new taxes imposed in Saudi Arabia, there was no additional financial burden at the pilgrims.

He also stated that Rs 57 crore much less will likely be paid to airlines this year as in comparison to 2017 for Haj pilgrims travelling throughout the Haj Committee of India.

Naqvi stated that it was the primary time after Independence, that 1,75,025 Muslims from India were going for Haj this year.


He stated greater than 47 in line with cent ladies are going for Haj this year and for the primary time 1,308 Muslim ladies, travelling without 'Mehram' or male significant other, were among them.


Delhi Revenue and Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot, Haj Committee of India Chairman Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser, Delhi Haj Committee Chairman and MLA Mohammad Ishraq Khan and Minority Affairs Ministry Secretary Ameizing Luikham, were also present on the airport.


On July 17 pilgrims from Kolkata, on July 20 pilgrims from Varanasi, on July 21 pilgrims from Mangalore, on July 26 pilgrims from Goa and on July 29 pilgrims from Aurangabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Nagpur, will embark for Haj.


On July 30, pilgrims from Ranchi, on August 1 pilgrims from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Hyderabad and Jaipur, and on August 3, pilgrims from Bhopal, will embark for Haj.
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