Saudi Arabia has agreed on India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Naqvi said that sending pilgrims through ships would help cut down travel expenses significantly and added that it would be a "revolutionary, pro-poor, pilgrim-friendly decision".

published on : 8th January 2018

New Haj policy panel head suggests removing age bar on women travelling sans Mehram

The Centre has for the first time decided to allow women pilgrims over the age of 45 to undertake the pilgrimage in groups of at least four sans 'Mehram'.

published on : 7th January 2018

Women wanting to go for Haj without Mehram to be exempt from lottery: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Around 1,300 women have applied to undertake the journey next year to Saudi Arabia without 'Mehram', Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi said.

published on : 31st December 2017

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The application process for Haj 2018 started on November 15 and more than 1,000 women have applied under the category.

published on : 14th December 2017