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Govt waiting for Saudi Arabia to take call on Hajj: Naqvi

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New Delhi: The government is waiting for Saudi Arabia’s decision on hosting the annual Hajj pilgrimage, but has started preparations to send pilgrims from 10 embarking points, Union Minorities Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Naqvi said there has been no Hajj pilgrimage for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want Hajj to happen this year. But it depends on the Saudi Arabia government, what decision they take. But on our own, we have started preparations in 10 embarking points, out of the 21,” he said during the Question Hour.


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