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The Haj committee is administered by the ministry of external affairs under a parliamentary act. The ministry holds annual elections to the committee.

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"A division bench of the high court Aug 25, after hearing both parties, dismissed the petition and also upheld the election of the chairperson Mohsina Kidwai and two vice-chairpersons held March 10," said a press release issued by the ministry.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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