Haj subsidy

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

Ensure Haj subsidy funds are used for minority development, Congress' Ahmed Patel writes to MA Naqvi

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.

Jan 17, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

Narendra Modi troubling Muslims, says Lalu on Haj subsidy removal

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav also targeted Vishwa Hindu Parishad international working president Pravin Togadia.

Jan 17, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami wants Centre to reconsider scrapping of Haj subsidy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday asked the centre to reconsider its decision to revoke Haj subsidy.

Jan 17, 2018, 14:01 PM IST

Discontinuing Haj subsidy welcomed by most Muslims, says Naqvi

Welcoming Centre's move to discontinue the Haj subsidy, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said the most members of the Muslim community are happy about it.

Jan 17, 2018, 12:04 PM IST

Haj subsidy scrapped; AIMPLB calls for giving liberty to pilgrims to choose airline

AIMPLB, the apex Muslim body has said that scrapping of Haj subsidy by the Centre is no big issue.

Jan 17, 2018, 08:08 AM IST

Haj subsidy scrapped — Here's how Twitterattis reacted

Reactions started pouring on the micro-blogging site soon after the government announced to end the Haj subsidy. 

Jan 16, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Haj subsidy funds will be used for the education of minorities, particularly girls.

Jan 16, 2018, 15:57 PM IST

UP Minister urges rich Muslims to spare Haj subsidy for poor

Uttar Pradesh's Muslim Waqf and Haj Minister Mohsin Raza Khan on Saturday urged rich Muslims to leave Haj subsidy for the deserving poor.

Mar 25, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

Govt appoints committee to study Haj subsidy

The Supreme Court, in a 2012 order, had asked the government to look for ways to gradually reducing and abolishing subsidy given to pilgrims by 2022.

Jan 13, 2017, 15:55 PM IST

Why Haj subsidy is now a political issue?

But what it looks like is merely a political gimmick and that the real drama behind this ‘subsidy’ is all about vote-bank and about securing money.

Jan 13, 2017, 08:18 AM IST

After Saudi Arabia increases India's Haj quota, AIMIM chief says allot Haj subsidy for girls' education

A day after it was reported that Saudi Arabia has increased India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has now demanded that the subsidy given to Muslim devotees be allotted for girls' education.

Jan 12, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2013, 21:55 PM IST

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.

Jan 25, 2013, 15:40 PM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2012, 12:08 PM IST

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.

May 22, 2012, 17:43 PM IST

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.

May 12, 2012, 21:15 PM IST

‘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.

May 10, 2012, 00:07 AM IST

`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.

May 08, 2012, 16:40 PM IST

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.

May 08, 2012, 11:20 AM IST