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India cancels Hajj applications as Saudi restricts entry

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The Hajj Committee of India on Tuesday cancelled all the applications for Haj-2021 after the Saudi government decided to cancel the International Haj for the second straight year in 2021 in wake of Covid pandemic.

A circular issued by Chief Executive Officer Hajj Committee, Dr. Maqsood Ahmed Khan, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads that the Ministry of Haj and Umrah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued a statement informing that due to Corona Pandemic conditions “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has decided to allow citizens and residents inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia only to attend Haj 1442 in limited numbers, International Haj has been cancelled”.

“Hence it has been decided by the Haj Committee of India that all the applications for Haj-2021 stands cancelled,” the circular said—(KNO)

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