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Over 8000 to perform official Hajj this year from J&K, list is out

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Srinagar: While publicising the list of Hajj aspirants who have been shortlisted for the pilgrimage officially, the authorities on Monday said that over 8000 aspirants from across Jammu & Kashmir will be leaving for performing Hajj 2024 soon, saying that the applications of few aspirants having expired passports have been rejected.

Sharing details about this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage, the executive officer of J&K Haj committee, Dr. Shujaat Ahmad Qureshi told media that around 8,017 Hajj pilgrims have been selected from Jammu and Kashmir.

He said some of the pilgrims had provided expired passports and were consequently rejected, while only 8,017 applications were accepted, who secured a spot for the annual Hajj-2024.

Regarding the Hajj quota, Dr. Qureshi said that there is a specific quota of 6,838 for Jammu and Kashmir, with an additional 2,000 as a special quota given, comprising a total of quota of 8,838. He added that this year, they received less applications than the quota.

He said that this year, a total of 155,000 Hajj pilgrims are scheduled to leave from India.

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