Haj quota

Saudi Arabia hikes India's Haj quota to 2 lakh after PM Narendra Modi-Crown Prince Salman meet

After the announcement, the number of Muslims who can perform Haj has increased to 2 lakh from the previous 1.75 lakh. 

Feb 20, 2019, 21:09 PM IST

Centre will talk to Saudi Arabia for increasing Haj quota: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The Centre will talk to the Saudi Arabia government for increasing India's Haj quota in view of a large number of applications it receives for the annual pilgrimage, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. 

Nov 21, 2017, 18:56 PM IST

Planning to go to Haj? Pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

The practice of ferrying devotees between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped from 1995 on account of MV Akbari, the ship which would transport pilgrims, growing old.

Apr 05, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

India's Haj quota fixed at 136,020 for this year

The Haj quota for India for 2015 has been fixed at 136,020 pilgrims following the conclusion of the annual Haj agreement between India and Saudi Arabia.

Feb 04, 2015, 16:38 PM IST

Jayalalithaa requests Centre to enhance Haj quota to TN

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested the Centre to enhance the Haj quota for Tamil Nadu this year as the state has received a huge number of applications from pilgrims and many were left disappointed.

Jul 26, 2014, 10:45 AM IST

Islamic scholars oppose reduction in pilgrim flow for Haj

Islamic scholars and Muslim bodies have urged Saudi Arabia govt and Indian MEA to reconsider the move to reduce number of pilgrims from Haj quota.

Jun 19, 2013, 20:15 PM IST

SC setback to Centre on Haj pilgrims quota

The SC declined to entertain Centre`s request to defer till next year its July 23 order limiting government`s discretionary quota for Haj pilgrims.

Jul 27, 2012, 13:56 PM IST

SC reduces govt`s discretionary quota seats for Haj pilgrims

The SC bench said 200 seats would be reserved for the Haj Committee of India (HCI).

Jul 23, 2012, 15:32 PM IST

Jaya petitions PM on Haj quota

Complaining about "woefully inadequate," allotment of Haj quota to the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to enhance the number.

Jul 14, 2012, 12:21 PM IST

Centre raises Kerala`s Haj quota

Centre has agreed to raise Kerala`s Haj quota by 1031 this year, enabling a total of 7518 pilgrims from the state to fly to Mecca to perform the Haj.

Jun 07, 2012, 00:39 AM IST

MP Cong asks Digvijay to intervene in Haj quota issue

Nearly 15,500 people applied for Haj, but after the lottery draw, only 638 devotees were selected for the holy trip, against the quota of 3,240.

May 20, 2012, 14:07 PM IST

`Make public recommendations of dignitaries for Haj quota`

The External Affairs Ministry had refused to provide the information in reply to a RTI query.

Oct 02, 2011, 09:46 AM IST

S Arabia okays India`s plea to increase Haj quota

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

Jul 17, 2011, 20:27 PM IST