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Two million people to perform Haj this year

Sunday October 31, 2010 08:05:34 AM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: Over two million people have begun arriving to perform Haj - the annual ritual and pilgrimage to Makkah al Mukarrema in Saudi Arabia even as the government is taking all efforts to make the affair smooth and free from trouble.


"About 1.75 million foreign pilgrims would perform Haj this year. They would be joined by some 250,000 faithful from within the Kingdom", Arab News quoted Saudi Haj Minister Fouad Al-Farsy.

Speaking to reporters after opening a workshop on crowd management at Jamrat in Mina, the minister said the government would carry out more projects for the welfare of pilgrims.

He said the workshop was aimed at exchanging expertise and information to ensure smooth movement of pilgrims to the stoning area in Mina.


The Hajj this year falls in the second week of November and Hajis from different parts of world have already begun arriving in Makkah. An estimated 1,50,000 people from India are expected to perform the Hajj this year.



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