Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Haj Committee will hold on Saturday January 20, 2018 the Haj Qurrah or draw of lots to finalise the list of pilgrims who will embark on Haj journey this year.
"The Online Qurrah Programme will be held on Saturday the 20th January, 2018, 6.00 PM at Banquet Hall, Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru", the Karnataka State Haj Committee said.
The Karnataka State Haj Committee has received a total of 18,427 applications. Out of them, only 6,624 pilgrims will be selected through the Qurrah or draw of lots to be held in state capital Bengaluru.
Based on population of Muslims in the country, India has been allotted by Saudi Arabia a quota of 175,025 pilgrims. The quota is then distributed by the Haj Committee of India to respective states based on the number of Muslims living there.
Karnataka has been allotted a quota of 6,624 pilgrims as the population of Muslims in the state according to the Haj Committee of India stands at 78,93,065 or 4.58%.
Soon after the computerizes qurrah or draw of lots, the Haj Qurrah result and the final list containing names and cover number of 6,624 lucky pilgrims will be made available on Karnataka State Haj Committee website.
Haj pilgrims from Karnataka can also check if their name is in the final list by following the steps given below.
How to check Karnataka Haj Committee Qurrah Result
Pilgrims from Karnataka can check if their name is in the final list of Karnataka State Haj Committee by following the steps given below:
- Go to Haj Committee of India website by clicking here hajcommittee.gove.in
- Brwose to the bottom of home page and look for the area similar to the one shown below
- Enter your Cover No in the box. Your Cover No should start with your state code.
- Click on the Down Arraow from 'Select State' menu and select your state
- Enter Passport No in the box
- Click on "Load" button
- Your application status shoul appear on the computer or mobile phone screen
Pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should note that the Haj Qurrah in these states has already been completed. They can check if their name is in the final list of Haj pilgrims by following the same steps given as above.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh State Haj Committee wil also hold Qurrah today afternoon. Reports coming from Kerala State Haj Committee, Rajasthan State Haj Committee, Gujarat State 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 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.
A total of 1308 women from India have applied this year with a request to perform Haj without mehram or male guardian.
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 only after the process of the Haj Qurrah is completed.
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