India says will no longer give ‘subsidy’ for Haj pilgrimage

  • The Indian government has announced it will no longer give a “subsidy” for Haj in line with an order by the country’s top court.
  • “A constitutional bench of the Supreme Court had, during the Congress regime in 2012, directed that the Haj subsidy be done away with. Hence, in the new policy, as per the recommendations of a committee, we have decided to do away with the Haj subsidy gradually,” Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
  • Naqvi said the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government wanted to “empower” Muslims “without appeasement” and removing the subsidy was a step in that direction.
  • The subsidy amount, given mostly in the form of discounts on air tickets, had come down in the years following the court order, which called for the decades-old scheme’s termination by 2022. This year 175,000 Indian Muslims are expected to perform Haj, according to the pilgrim quota fixed by Saudi Arabia.

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