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The BJP government will no longer provide Haj subsidy to Haj pilgrims.

The BJP government will no longer provide Haj subsidy to Haj pilgrims.

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The BJP government will no longer provide Haj subsidy to Haj pilgrims and has decided that funds saved will be used for the education of minorities, especially girl children. img source:mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com The big move would help empower Muslims with dignity, said union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, adding, "We believe in empowerment without appeasement." Few days ago, the government also allowed Muslim women above 45 to go on Haj without male company, in a group of at least four. Earlier, women were not allowed to travel without "Mehram". Despite the subsidy being withdrawn, Naqvi said that a record 1.75 lakhs Muslims would be going on the Haj pilgrimage from India this year. He also said that the Saudi Arabian government has agreed to allow the Haj journey fro...
Mecca stampede kills 310 Hajj pilgrims.

Mecca stampede kills 310 Hajj pilgrims.

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  At least 310 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite. They converge on Mina to throw stones at pillars representing the devil. Preparations for the Hajj were marred when a crane collapsed at Mecca's Grand Mosque this month, killing 109 people. The Saudi civil defence directorate said on Twitter that 4,000 personnel had been sent to the scene of Thursday's stampede, along with more than 220 emergency and rescue units. The injured are being taken to four hospitals in the area. Photos published by the directorate showe...
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