Haj subsidy to be abolished by 2018, draft Haj policy submitted to Centre Current Affairs 

Haj subsidy to be abolished by 2018, draft Haj policy submitted to Centre

Mumbai: A ministry of minority affairs committee on Saturday submitted a draft Haj policy to the Centre suggesting slew of reforms in the existing policy including immediate abolition of the Haj subsidy and allowing women devotees above the age of 45 years to undertake the pilgrimage without any male mehram (close relative) in a group of four or more. The five-member panel of the special Haj committee, tasked with drafting a new policy for the pilgrimage between 2018 and 2022. In 2012, Supreme Court has asked the Centre to gradually…

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