Delhi Promises More Haj Facilities

New Delhi—A day after Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti urged the Centre to provide more facilities to Haj pilgrims in the state during the pilgrimage next year, the Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Monday maintained that the Government of India would do the needful to ensure more facilities for all Hajj Pilgrims of 2018 including those of Jammu and Kashmir.

“There was a remarkable improvement in arrangements of Hajj in the last few years. I believe that there is always room for further improvement. My Ministry is committed to make Hajj arrangements more comfortable, better and cost-effective for the pilgrims including the pilgrims of the Jammu and Kashmir State,” Abbas Naqvi said.

The Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has pleaded for extending more facilities to the Hajj pilgrims of the State during the coming annual pilgrimage.

In her letter to union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Chief Minister has detailed the facilities being provided to Hajj pilgrims at Srinagar embarking point and beyond. She has sought further strengthening of the same in future.

The Chief Minister has said the facility of embarkation at Srinagar saves a lot of time and cost of the pilgrims from the State and sought continuation of the same.

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