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Forms for Hajj 2017 to be released from January 2

Forms for Hajj 2017 to be released from January 2
A Muslim pilgrim reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, as he joins one of the Hajj rituals on Mount Arafat near Mecca early on September 11, 2016 Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world prepared on September 10 night for the climax of the annual hajj pilgrimage at a rocky hill known as Mount Arafat. The pilgrims will mark September 11 with day-long prayers and recitals of the Koran holy book at the spot in western Saudi Arabia where they believe their Prophet Mohammed gave his last hajj sermon. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

Hyderabad: Central Hajj Committee has announced that Hajj 2017 forms would be issued and accepted from January 2nd to 24th, 2017. Telangana State Hajj Committee Special Officer Prof. S. A. Shukoor, in a press release today, informed the Qurrah (Draw of Lots) for selection of the Hajj pilgrims would be held sometimes between March 1, and March 8, 2017. Applications may be submitted online.

He appealed the intending Hajj pilgrims to keep their International Passports ready before filing their Hajj Applications. The Passports should be machine readable and valid up to March 31, 2018, he said.

August 13 is the expected date of Yaum-e-Arfa (Hajj day). Prof. S A Shukoor told that the Hajj forms will be of only one page.

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