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200 Haj seats allotted for lady pilgrims

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Telangana State Haj Committee Special Officer Prof. S.A. Shukoor on Monday announced that the Ministry of External Affairs Government of India has allocated a quota of 200 seats for distributing to the Mehram category.

Prof. Shukoor said that, as per Islamic Law, a lady could not undertake pilgrimage unless accompanied by a Mehram. However there are cases where a lady who wants to perform Haj, is left out while her only Mehram gets a confirmation status. In such cases the female intending pilgrim may apply for inclusion in the cover of her Mehram who is already selected for Haj 2016.

Such intending eligible lady pilgrims may submit their applications filled in all respects along with a requisite declaration on or before 23 May. He said that the Haj Committee of India will consider the   applications on merit, in case of receipt of excess applications draw of lots (Qurrah) will be conducted to allot the Haj seats to eligible lady Haj applicants. In no case the last date will be extended in this category, he said.

Further details can be had from the office of the State Haj Committee, Haj House, Nampally  Hyderabad ( Phone No. 040-23 29 8793).  (INN)

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