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  • Minority Affairs Minister flags off first batch of Hajj pilgrims

    Published on July 14, 2018

    Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flagged off the first batch of Hajj pilgrims from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning with prayers of country’s safety and prosperity.
    Mr Naqvi congratulated to Haj pilgrims and extended best wishes to them for their pilgrimage. A total of 1230 Hajj pilgrims departed from IGI airport in 3 flights.
    These also included pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Besides Delhi, 450 pilgrims from Gaya, 269 from Guwahati, 900 from Lucknow and 1020 pilgrims from Srinagar departed today.
    The Minister informed that Haj 2018 is being organised according to the new Hajj Policy. The new Hajj policy has made the entire Hajj process transparent and smooth. It has ensured better facilities for the pilgrims. For the first time, 1308 women from India are going to Hajj without “Mehram” or male companion.

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