MEA not in favour of transferring Haj to Minority Affairs Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:42

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs is not in favour of transferring the subject of Haj, which currently comes under it, to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh, in a a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, said that suggestions have been received for transferring the subject of Haj to the Minority Affairs Ministry.

He said, the MEA is not in favour of any such transfer.

Meanwhile, the Minister also denied that any suggestions or request have been received by his Ministry for shifting the headquarter of the Haj Committee of India from Mumbai to Delhi.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:42

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