Azam Khan writes to Centre against curtailing of Haj subsidy

Uttar Pradesh Haj Minister Azam Khan has written a letter to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid asking him to reconsider the Centre`s decision to provide subsidy to Haj pilgrims.

Pilgrims can avail govt subsidy for Haj only once

The Haj Committee of India has imposed new norms of once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage via subsidy.

Supreme Court continued its judicial activism

From ruling that sleep was a fundamental right to urging the government to phase out the Haj subsidy in 10 years, to nixing guidelines on media reporting, the Supreme Court continued its judicial activism during 2012.

Kerala to formulate stand on Haj subsidy

Kerala govt decided to convene a meeting of Muslim religious organisations to elicit their views on the recent Supreme Court direction.

Stop Haj subsidy forthwith, 10-yrs long time: RSS

RSS has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling asking the government to phase out Haj subsidy to Muslim pilgrims.

‘Govt mulled withdrawing Haj subsidy 15 yrs back’

SC might have finally given a roadmap to do away with Haj subsidy but a move was afoot in the government 15 years ago.

`Haj order; Govt was working in the same direction`

Welcoming the Supreme Court order on abolishing Haj subsidy, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the government had been working on the issue "in the same direction" over the years.

SC strikes down Haj subsidy

In a major setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down its policy of giving government subsidy to Muslims going on annual Haj pilgrimage.

Govt should make clear stand on Haj subsidy: BJP

In the wake of SM Krishna`s statement on Haj subsidy, BJP demanded that the govt should make it clear if it was thinking of withdrawing it.

Government may remove Haj subsidy: Krishna

A large number of Muslim organisations have approached the Centre, seeking abolition of the subsidy concept for Haj.

Haj subsidy for 1.25 lakh pilgrims

The Government has approved Haj subsidy for 1.25 lakh pilgrims and fixed fare of Rs 16,000 per person undertaking the journey.

Good if govt quashes Haj subsidy, say leading Muslims

If the government wants to do away with the subsidy for Haj pilgrims it is fine, some leading Muslims feel, but they want transparency and privatisation of the pilgrimage programme.