No subsidy for Haj from this year says minority affairs minister Naqvi

Vastavam web: There will be no subsidy for Haj from this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today.Naqvi told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India.”This is part of our policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement,” Naqvi told reporters and cited a host of measures for the welfare of minorities.Earlier this year, Naqvi had said that the Centre would abolish the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in accordance with a Supreme Court order.