The Saudi Arabian government has given permission for Haj pilgrimage after two years. Haj pilgrimage was stopped in the year 2020 due to Corona epidemic. This year 79, 237 people will be able to go on Haj pilgrimage with Corona rules. This time only people below 65 years of age will be able to perform Haj. For Haj pilgrimage, those who are 65 years of age or less as on 10 July 2022, they can fill the online application to go to Haj. Those people whose date of birth is on or after 10th July 1957, the same people are eligible to go for Haj.

In fact, the government of Saudi Arabia has informed India that this year Indian citizens will be able to perform Haj. Haj pilgrims will be required to undergo corona test and vaccination is mandatory for all pilgrims. According to the information, the officials have completed all the preparations regarding Haj 2022. Out of total 79237 Haj pilgrims, 56601 will go through Haj Committee of India, while others will be able to go through private tour operators.

According to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, 10 embarkation points have been fixed for Haj 2022 instead of 21 which include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Gauhati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Srinagar. At the same time, Haj pilgrims from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan will be able to go on Haj pilgrimage from Delhi Embarkation Points.

Apart from this, Haj pilgrims from all Uttar Pradesh except West Uttar Pradesh from Lucknow embarkation points, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Goa from Mumbai embarkation points and Jammu from Srinagar embarkation points, Haj pilgrims from Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh-Kargil will be able to go on Haj pilgrimage 2022. The time for applying online has also ended for those going on Haj pilgrimage, as online applications can be made till April 22. PLC &GT

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