End of Haj subsidy

Government ends Haj subsidy from this year

Question: From which of the following year the ending of Haj subsidy was ordered by the Supreme Court through a decision passed in 2012?
(a) 2019
(b) 2020
(c) 2021
(d) 2022
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On January 16th, 2018, the Union Minority Welfare Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced the end of the subsidy on annual Haj pilgrimage from the current year (2018).
  • It is known that in the year 2012, Supreme Court passed an order directing to end Haj subsidy by 2022.
  • Supreme Court in its order cleared that subsidy is not only unconstitutional but also not in conformity with the teachings of the Quran.
  • With the end of the Haj subsidy, around Rs. 450 crore per year will be saved.
  • This amount will be spent on the education of minority women and girls.
  • It is worth mentioning that this year; a record 1.75 lakh Muslims will visit Haj pilgrimage, which will be the largest Indian batch after Independence.
  • For the first time this year, women will also go on Haj pilgrimage without male maintenance or Mehram.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/government-ends-haj-subsidy-from-this-year/article22450240.ece
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/u3KC2eKjfnZUcjOdwjQfSO/Government-ends-Haj-subsidy.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/government-ends-subsidy-for-haj-pilgrims/articleshow/62523061.cms
http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/narendra-modi-government-ends-haj-subsidy-for-muslims-says-wont-affect-cost-of-travel-to-mecca/1017463/
https://khabar.ndtv.com/news/faith/haj-subsidy-haj-yatra-haj-quota-1801054
https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/india/government-ends-subsidy-for-haj-pilgrims/articleshow/62523574.cms

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