SC Strikes Down Centre's Haj Subsidy Policy

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New Delhi, May 8: The Supreme Court today invalidated the Centre's policy of giving subsidies to Haj pilgrims.

"We hold that this policy (giving subsidies to Haj pilgrims) is best done away with," the apex court said.

The Court directed the Centre to eliminate the policy of Haj subsidies over a period of ten years. It also asked the Centre to reduce the number of its representatives to be sent along with Haj delegations.

The Court added that it will examine the functioning of the Haj Committee of India and its selection process for sending pilgrims for Haj.

PTI

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