Muslim woman can now travel for Hajj alone, thanks to Modi government
In what is a good news for the Muslim women in India who want to go alone for Hajj, Modi government has now allowed muslim women to visit Hajj with out a male guardian. In his monthly radio address ‘Mann kiBaat’, Modi said that removal of the restriction of having a male guardian or ‘mahram’ may appear as a “small thing, but such issues have a far reaching impact on our image as a society.” He pointed out that such a restriction is not prevalent in many Islamic countries. Muslim women who have applied to go for Hajj without a male guardian this year have been exempted from the lucky draw system that the Hajj Committee operates, the government said on Sunday. This means that all the 1,300-odd women who have applied for Hajj will be able to travel with no quota restrictions.