Sunday, June 16, 2024

Haj pilgrims facing inconvenience in Assam, alleges AIUDF


Share post:


Guwahati, May 22: Assam AIUDF MLA Karim Uddin Barbhuiya has alleged that even as the state sends the highest numbers of pilgrims to Haj every year, it does not provide government facilities for their stay.

Barbhuiya said, “An average of 4,000 pilgrims from Assam go for Haj every year. But they have to face great difficulties in Guwahati due to the lack of a place to stay. There is a private staying place for the pilgrims in the city which cannot accommodate such large numbers.”

Haj pilgrims across the state gather in Guwahati and embark on their journey to the Saudi Arabia.

“I have made arrangements for the stay of a few people but it was not sufficient. The state government must immediately intervene to take steps so that Haj pilgrims do not face inconvenience in the state,” he added.

The AIUDF legislator said, “There are luxurious staying places for Haj pilgrims in Kolkata, people can go to Makkah-Madinah to perform Haj from there without any hassles.”

Meanwhile, Ajmal has claimed that Haj pilgrims have to pay an additional fee of Rs 51,000 for the embarkation points in Guwahati.

He asked, “Why pilgrims should be charged more in Assam compared to other states?”

Ajmal has also sent a letter to the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs and appealed to reimburse the additional charges paid by Haj pilgrims in Assam.



Related articles

US: 9 injured in shooting at Michigan water park

Shillong, June 16:  At least nine people were injured in a shooting at a water park in Rochester...

Protein that boosts body’s immunity against cancer discovered

Shillong, June 16: A team of researchers has discovered a protein which can also play a critical role...

T20 World Cup: Australia clinch classic against Scotland, England make Super 8

Shillong, June 16: Australia rallied late to end Scotland's qualifying dreams with a 5-wicket win in the group...

Private data of 2,900 people leaked after TAG Heuer hacked

Shillong, June 16: Private data of some 2,900 South Korean customers was leaked after TAG Heuer, owned by...