Delhi Haj Committee chairperson meets Saudi Arabia’s ambassador over Haj preparations


New Delhi: Delhi Haj Committee chairperson Kausar Jahan on Monday met the ambassador of Saudi Arabia and requested him for better facilities for pilgrims going for Haj from the city.

A total of 2,540 people from Delhi will go for Haj this year, she said in a statement.

Jahan, a BJP leader, met Saudi Arabia’s ambassador Saleh Eid Al Husseini and discussed with him issues related to pilgrims visiting the country for Haj this year, according to the statement.

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The committee has approved 2,540 Hajis from Delhi that include a group of 39 women who will be going on the pilgrimage without any male accomplice, she said.

“Never before has such a big group of women Hajis have been to Haj from Delhi without a male accomplice,” Jahan said.

She said daily training sessions, including yoga exercise, for pilgrims are being held that will continue till May 9. A special training session for women Hajis will be held at the Haj House at Turkman Gate from Tuesday, she added.

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