New Delhi: Narendra Modi-led Union government has withdrawn Haj Subsidy being given to Muslims annually. Every year, the Central government will save around Rs 700 crore in subsidy, which was to be given to Indian Muslim pilgrim going to Mecca.
The Centre has, however, said the withdrawal of subsidy won’t affect the cost of travel of Haj pilgrims.
Haj pilgrimage was to be undertaken by around over 175,000 people from India this year. The Centre has said it would use the subsidy amount for Muslim girls child educations.