India ends Haj subsidy as part of policy to ’empower minorities without appeasement’

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‘The government will offer waterways option for the pilgrims as cost will go up’

New Delhi: Haj pilgrims will no longer receive any subsidy this year onwards, with the government saying the decision is part of its agenda of empowerment of minorities without appeasement.

Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday confirmed that the Haj subsidy has been withdrawn.

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