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.


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