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Haj committee received over 4,00,000 applications for pilgrimage: Naqvi

The committee received the maximum number of applications of about 95,236 from Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The of (HCI) received 4,48,266 applications for the this year and 1,23,700 of them were considered, the was informed on Wednesday.

The is a statutory body of the Indian which organises pilgrimages to


The committee received the maximum number of applications from (95,236). It got 57,246 applications from Maharashtra, 57,225 from and 51,375 from Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Minority Affairs said while replying to a question.

has a Haj quota of 1,70,025. Of this, 1,25,05 pilgrims travel through the The remaining devotees undertake the annual through private tour operators.

First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 18:07 IST
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