Haj subsidy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India’s Haj Quota Increased

Published: June 28, 2019

In a major boost for Indian Muslim citizens, Saudi Arabia has increased India s Haj quota by 30,000. Now, India can send 200,000 Muslims for Haj every year. India had earlier raised its demand for more seats in the Haj Quota in PM Modi s bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin ..

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Government ends Haj subsidy

Published: January 17, 2018

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has decided to end Haj subsidy from this year as a part of its policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement. This decision was taken based on the recommendations of Afzal Amanullah Committee and May 2012 Supreme Court order. Key Facts The Hajj is an annual Islamic ..

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SC slashes the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 5050 to 300

Published: July 27, 2012

The Supreme Court of India slashed the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 5050 seats to 300. The remaining 4750 seats will be added to the general category. As per the ruling of the court under the reduced quota, the President of India can recommend 100 pilgrims, the vice-president 75, the prime minister 75 and ..

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