Haj Yatra: News

25 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

54-year-old man arrested for duping people in name of Haj

A 54-year-old man was arrested from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly duping people in the name of Haj or Umra yatra, police said on Wednesday.

16 Jan 2019


2,340 women to visit Hajj without male-companion: Details here

Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Hajj this year without 'Mehram' or male companion.

19 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia

Over 1.28 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Over 1.28L Indian pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, officials said yesterday.

14 Jul 2018


Haj 2018: First batch of pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims today. He said the preparations for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage have been completed.

16 Jan 2018


India abolishes Haj subsidy for pilgrims

The Center has withdrawn subsidies on Haj this year onwards. This could affect the 1.75L Muslims registered to go for the pilgrimage in 2018, the highest ever.

Haj reform: Single Muslim women's Haj applications rise to 1,244

Following the Centre's decision to allow Muslim women for the Haj pilgrimage without being accompanied by a male relative, as many as 1,244 women have applied for the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia's Mecca.

10 Oct 2017

Haj Committee

Women, men should share pregnancy for gender equality: Muslim cleric

In an outrageous statement, Muslim clerics body Jamiat Ulama's Secretary, Gulzar Azmi, mocked gender equality saying, "If you want equality, why don't men and women carry pregnancy for 4.5 months each?"

08 Oct 2017


Women may be able to go on Haj without males

If the Minority Affairs Ministry accepts a panel's recommendations, women above 45 years of age may soon be able to go on Haj without males.