We do not want Haj subsidy: Shahi Imam

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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) The Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, Maulana Mufti Mohammad Mukaram Ahmad, today said Muslims did not want any subsidy for undertaking the Haj pilgrimage, and urged the government to improve the facilities for them.

''The Government of India is giving subsidy for Haj pilgrims, but does not pay any attention towards improving the facilities for them,'' he said here.

The Shahi Imam said the Haj pilgrims faced serious problems as far as arrangements for them were concerned. ''We do not want any subsidy for people going on the Haj pilgrimage.'' He demanded a committee of experts be set up to find ways and means to address the problems confronting the Haj pilgrims.

The Shahi Imam further said the Government should invite suggestions from those who had already performed the Haj.

He also demanded that the quota of 5000 Haj pilgrims be fixed for Delhi.


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