Saudi Aabia authorities have decided to hold only very limited haj this year due to the novel virus corona which has has killed over 4.7 lakh people and infected over 90 Lakh across the globe. after this statement from Saudi Arabia authorities, Indian Government has decided to cancel all the pilgrims travel to Haj this year on Tuesday, as India is recording a frequent spike of spread of corona.

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “We have decided that Haj pilgrims from India will not be sent to Saudi Arabia for Hajj 2020.”The decision to not send pilgrims for Hajj has been taken after Saudi Arabia requested not to send pilgrims this year due to COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

Naqvi has also confirmed that the application money for all the pilgrims will be returned without cancellation deductions through direct transfer.

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