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S Arabia okays India`s plea to increase Haj quota

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 20:27

Chennai: Saudi Arabia has accepted India`s
plea to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the country
from this year.

A Aboobacker, Vice-President, Haj Committee of India, said
in a statement that the exact quantum would be decided at a
meeting between the Saudi Arabian government and a four-member
delegation of Haj Committee of India at Medina on July 19.

The delegation headed by Aboobacker would comprise of CEO,
Haj Committee of India, Dr Zaheer Hussain, Hassan Ahmed and
Imam Mohammed Madani.

It would urge the Saudi government to provide all facilities
for Haj pilgrims for their stay at Mecca and Madina, he said.
As a result in the hike in quota, Tamil Nadu would get more
numbers for Haj pilgrims he said and thanked Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa for her efforts in getting the quantum increased.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 20:27
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