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Cabinet okays increase in number of Haj pilgrims

November 16, 2006 14:27 IST

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The government on Thursday approved increasing subsidised Haj travel quota to 1.1 lakh from the current one lakh pilgrims, besides adding more flights from India to Saudi Arabia this year.

As a result of the number of pilgrims going up by 10,000, number of flights too would be increased, Civil Aviation
Minister Praful Patel said after a Cabinet meeting.

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Sub: Haj pilgrimage

why does Indian Govt subsidises muslims going toHaj? does the Govt subsidise all pilgrims? is this a special treatment for political resons? ...

Posted by jagdish kalkunte

Sub: Defying Court judgments?

A couple of months ago, the Allahabad High Court passed an order restraining the Centre from providing financial subsidies to Haj pilgrims. The Centre appealed ...

Posted by Cogito_ergo...

Sub: Why this discrimination?

The vote bank policies of UPA are amazing & berfit of national interest.They give an undertaking to court that it will be discontinued due to ...

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