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Hajj 2020-21: Hajj Committee of India invites online applications

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Expecting women, infants, children below 18 won’t be allowed

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SRINAGAR: After cancellation of the Hajj pilgrimage during 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hajj committee of India Saturday announced deposition of application from the aspitants for Hajj 2021.
“Aspirants who wish to undertake Hajj journey during the year 2020-21 are being informed that the Hajj Committee of India vide Circular No. 01 has invited online Hajj Application Forms with effect from 7th of November 2020,” a notification issued by the committee said.
As per a notification issued here the aspirants are being informed that before filing the application form online, the concerned Hajj aspirant/aspirants is/are hereby requested to go through the Provisional Hajj Guidelines for Hajj 2021 available at Hajj Committee website www.hajcommittee.gov.in.
The Hajj aspirants are also being informed that the last date for submission of online Hajj Application Form has been fixed as 10th of November 2020.
The notification reads that the persons in the age group of 18 – 65 years can only apply for Hajj 2021 (i.e., those applicants who not have completed the age of 18 years as on 07th of November 2020 and who have completed 65 years of age on or before 07th of November 2020 cannot apply.)
It is also informed that any person not in possession of Machine Readable International Passport issued on or before 10th of December 2020. (Last Date of Submission of Online Hajj Application Form) and having validity not at least upto 10th of January 2022 cannot apply for Hajj 2021.
It is further being informed that any person having performed Hajj already through Hajj Committee of India is not eligible for Hajj 2021. However a repeater shall be allowed to proceed for Hajj as a Mehram of a female Pilgrim if no other Mehram is available in the family, subject to the condition that the lady aspirant should not have performed Hajj till date.
It shall also be noted that in case a lady pilgrim cancels her pilgrimage then the seat of male pilgrim (Mehram) gets cancelled automatically. The repeater will have to submit a declaration in the prescribed format attached to the guidelines.
Besides, those aspirants having severe medical ailments such as Terminal Cancers, Heart Condition, Comorbidities, Advanced Cardiac, Respiratory, Liver, or Kidney Diseases, Infectious Tuberculosis Disease, or Senility are strictly not allowed at this stage due to the prevailing Covid – 19 situations.
The pregnant women, Infants and Children below the age of 18 years in view of Corona-virus Pandemic are strictly restricted for Hajj 2021 as of now.
The Person against whom any Court Order prohibiting him/her to travel abroad exists can also not apply.
Due to Prevailing Pandemic the Cover Size has been reduced from five to three i.e., only three Pilgrims can be accommodated in one cover. As such, the concerned aspirants shall plan their Cover Size accordingly.
The Intending Pilgrims have to make Hajj Application Forms online only at the website of Haj Committee of India www.hajcommittee.gov.in or through Android Mobile App “HAJ COMMITTEE OF INDIA” available on Google Playstore. Intending Pilgrims shall have to upload the necessary documents as indicated in Hajj Guidelines. No hard Copies of Handwritten/Typed applications will be accepted by the J&K Haj Committee at this stage.
It is informed that for any clarification the J&K Hajj Committee shall be approached through following telephone numbers during office hours: 0194-2495367 and 0194-2495365, the notification read.

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