July 01, 2018 1:23 am
"For the first time after the Independence, record 1,75,025 Muslims from India are going to Haj this year. These include record more than 47 per cent female pilgrims," Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said addressing an orientation cum training camp.
January 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Kumari Anandan said the subsidy for Haj pilgrims was introduced during the Congress regime and by its withdrawal, BJP was trying to 'divide' the people of India on religious basis.
January 18, 2018 7:40 am
After Centre’s Haj move, we looks at various state-run subsidy schemes for pilgrims.
January 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Ahmed Patel said that while he welcomed the cancellation of the subsidy in accordance with the apex court's direction, he also hoped that the guidelines will be implemented in letter and spirit.
January 17, 2018 4:55 pm
The senior Samajwadi Party leader also claimed that the BJP government is trying to terrorise the Muslims in order to bring them (Muslims) to support the party.
January 17, 2018 3:40 pm
The government stopped the subsidy for the annual pilgrimage 'abruptly'. The Supreme Court had in 2012 said the subsidy should be phased out over 10 years, it said.
January 17, 2018 10:10 am
Haj subsidy cancelled: “It is part of Modi government’s efforts to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement,” Naqvi said.
January 17, 2018 5:47 am
In the past, a section of the Muslim community had called the subsidy, worth almost Rs 700 crore every year, a ‘blot’, as the Quran states that members of the community should perform Haj only if they can afford to do so.
January 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Haj subsidy scrapped: The subsidy, which stood at Rs 685 crore in 2011 is down to Rs 200 crore in 2017. It seems as if the phasing out will happen even ahead of schedule.
January 16, 2018 11:38 pm
Owaisi, in another tweet, asked if the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh would stop the funds, which he said, are given for pilgrimage to Ayodhya, Kashi and other temple towns.