The Haj Committee of India March 14 declared to begin receiving
applications for the Haj 2011 from March 16. It also decided to
remove the ban it had imposed in 2009 on carrying children for Haj.
"We are beginning to receive
applications for the Haj 2011 from March 16 2011", CEO Hajj
Committee Shakir Husain announced here yesterday.
"Those who are interested can obtain
the application forms from the respective district Haj Committee
offices free of cost and also from the Haj Committee website
He also declared that a processing
fees of Rs. 200 per application should be included along with the
CEO Haj Committee Shakir Husain also
announced to remove the ban on carrying children for Haj from this
year. The Haj Committee in the year 2009 had imposed a ban
following the Swine Flu.
He has also advised those who do not
have international passports not to apply until they get the same.
An estimated 1,50,000 Hajis go for
Haj every year from India but more than this figure submit their
applications. Haj Committee of India after it receives Haj
applications hold a draw to prepare the final list.
In an important decision taken few
weeks back, the Haj Committee of India had declared those who were
applying for the last three years and did not find their names in
the list, would be included in this year's list without draw.