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Cap on hajis from J&K likely, decision in a week

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Amid the reports that there would be a cap on the number of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year, about the number of Hajis to be allowed from Jammu and Kashmir, a decision would be taken within the coming days that concerned officials to news agencies.

Earlier the government has said that all those people who could be allowed to go for Hajj pilgrimage during the current year would vaccinate first.

Reports said that due to the covid surge in entire India, no Haji would be allowed to Saudi Arabia without vaccination.

According to the news agency KNO quoting the officials of UT of Jammu and Kashmir that no decision has been taken as of now about the number of pilgrims allowed to perform Hajj pilgrimage this year.

He said that a decision in this regard was expected to be taken within a week.

“Around 8000 pilgrims have registered themselves for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. We have also made vaccination mandatory for all those scheduled to perform Hajj. given the COVID situation,” he said.

Salam said that no one will be allowed to proceed for Hajj pilgrimage without COVID-19 vaccination.

“We don’t know whether all those who have registered themselves for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage have vaccinated themselves or not as the details were not available with them but no one will be allowed without it.”

Notably, there are reports that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has decided to cap the number of pilgrims in this year due to COVID-19 situation.

They have also announced that anyone below 20 years of age and above 60 years won’t be allowed to perform Hajj this year.

With inputs from KNO

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