Jammu & Kashmir

Hajj 2024: First batch of pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia from Srinagar airport

Pilgrims at Hajj House Bemina Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/ Umar Farooq]

642 pilgrims to leave from Srinagar Intl Airport today in 2 flights today: EO J&K Haj Committee

Srinagar: The emotional scenes unfolded on Thursday after the first batch of pilgrims arrived at Hajj House Bemina in Srinagar to take flights for Saudi Arabia.

Embraced by an atmosphere of spiritual anticipation, the pilgrims gathered at the Hajj House, marking the beginning of their sacred journey. The reporting time for the first batch of pilgrims was set for 8:30 am.

Amid tearful and heartfelt prayers, the families bid farewell to their loved ones as they prepare to embark on the holy journey. The second batch of pilgrims are scheduled to report at 11:30am.

Dr Shujhat Quershi, Executive Officer (EO) of J&K Haj Committee, said a total of 642 pilgrims are slated to take off from Srinagar International Airport.

He added in two flights, a total of 322 pilgrims each will take off today from Srinagar International Airport.

Pertinently, a total of 7008 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will be embarking on a holy pilgrimage this year. (KNO)

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