Union Government ends Haj subsidy

Posted on:17 Jan 2018 14:13:18
Union Government ends Haj subsidy
17 January 2018 Current Affairs: The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs decided to end Haj subsidy from this year as a part of its policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement.

This decision was taken based on the recommendations of Afzal Amanullah Committee and May 2012 Supreme Court order.

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims. It is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out.

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