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1st Haj batch from J&K to leave for Saudi Arabia (Lead, correcting intro)

IANS  |  Srinagar 

The first batch of 820 pilgrims from and Kashmir will be leaving for on Saturday to perform this year's Haj

Special buses from the Srinagar Haj House in Bemina area took the pilgrims to the early on Saturday.

Authorities said four flights will be carrying them to the West Asian nation.

The last flight of Haj pilgrims will leave on July 25.

After an additional quota of 250 seats was allowed to the state by the All India Haj Committee, over 10,000 pilgrims from the state were able to perform this year's

The first flight carrying the pilgrims will return here on August 25 and the last on September 7.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 11:50 IST
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