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Centre Ends Haj Subsidy, Says Will Use Funds for Education of MinoritiesThe union minister said the government would save Rs 700 crore by stopping the subsidy. - The Ancient Times
New Delhi: The central government has withdrawn the subsidy given to Haj pilgrims. Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the decision is in line with the government’s agenda to empower miniorities without appeasement. Naqvi said that for the first time in independent India, 1.75 lakh pilgrims will go to Haj without a subsidy, a rise...