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Andhra Pradesh Haj Committee Qurrah for Hajj 2018 on Wednesday

Sunday January 14, 2018 9:40 AM, News Network

AP Haj Committee Qurrah Result

The Andhra Pradesh State Haj Committee will hold Qurrah - draw of lots to select the final list of pilgrims who will perform Haj in 2018, on Wednesday January 17.

The AP Haj Committee office staff while talking to said the Haj Qurrah will be held at the Sub-Collector’s office Vijayawada at 02:00 pm on Wednesday January 17.

As per the Haj Committee of India, a total of 2,847 pilgrims from 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh have applied this year seeking permission to perform Haj through India’s Central Haj Committee.

A maximum of 533 applications have been received from Kurnool district whereas 05 – the least number of applications have been received from Srikakulam.

Andhra Pradesh Haj Quota is 2,744 – 103 less than the pilgrims who have submitted their application.

The Saudi Government has a Haj quota of 175,025 pilgrims to India based on the population of Muslims in the country. Accordingly, the Haj Committee of India has also distributed this quota to various states based on the population of Muslims.

The Qurrah or Draw is held because of number of application received by the Haj Committee of India exceeds the allotted quota.

Muslim population in Andhra Pradesh as per Haj Committee of India is 36,17,713 and calculating the percentage as 2.1003, the Andhra Pradesh Haj Quota has been fixed as 2,744.

The Qurrah or Draw is held because of number of application received by the Haj Committee of India exceeds the allotted quota.

State Haj committees in neighboring Telangana and Maharashtra have completed the Haj Qurrah process on Thursday January 11, 2018.

Reports coming from Kerala State Haj Committee, Jammu and Kashmir Haj Committee, Rajasthan State Haj Committee, Gujarat State Haj Committee, Karnataka Haj Committee, Uttar Pradesh State Haj Committee, Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee and other states said they will complete the Haj Qurrah in the next few days - possibly before January 25, 2018.

The Haj Committee of India had earlier begun receiving Haj Application Form from November 15, 2017. The last date was initially set as December 07. It was later extended to December 22.

This is the first time a total of 1308 women pilgrims will perform Haj without Mehram - male guardian. The move has been possible after the Saudi Government amended the norms for issuing visa to women pilgrims. Earlier the Saudi Haj Ministry was issuing visa to women pilgrims only when they were accompanied by male guardian.

However according to the new rule, women haj pilgrims if they are above 45 years of age and are applying in a group of 4-5, they will be issued visa in the absence of Mehram.

According to Haj 2018 plan, the first Haj Charter flight will depart from India on July 07, 2018 whereas the first inbound flight from Saudi Arabia to India will be August 24, 2018. "Detailed Haj flight schedule will be released later on", the Haj Committee of India said.

The 2018 Haj Action Plan, and all dates and schedule have been decided keeping in mind the Youme Arafa 2018 - Arafat Day 2018 or the Haj Day 2018 on August 20, 2018 (tentative).

The Haj Committee of India has also enabled the link for the applicants to check Cover Number for Haj 2018.

There are two options to check cover number. One is by entering Passport Number and the other is directly entering Haj Cover Number received while submitting the application to confirm registration.

Haj Cover Number is important as all communications, Haj Draw or Qurrah and Hajj accommodation and travel arrangements are made using Cover Number as reference.

Applicants should note that Hajj 2018 Flight Schedule from all embarkation points will be released by the Haj Committee of India once the process of the Haj Qurrah is completed.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Haj Ministry has increased India's quota by 5000. Last year a total of 170,025 pilgrims from India had performed hajj. This year a total of 175,025 pilgrims will go to Makkah. The increase in India’s hajj quota is conditional.

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