Mumbai: Maharashtra State Haj Committee organised the Computerised Qurrah/Draw of Lots to prepare the final list of pilgrims from the state who will perform Haj this year at Haj House in Mumbai at 11:00 am on Tuesday.
The Maharashtra Haj Committee based on the population of Muslims in the state has a quota of 9,780 pilgrims but it had received 57,259 applications - 47,479 more than the alotted quota.
Before the Qurah/Draw of Lots, it was decided by the Maharashtra Haj Committee to directly select the 5,270 pilgrims of above 70 years of age and those who had applied consecutively for the 5th year. Among the 5,270 Haj pilgrims who have been directly selected bypassing the Qurah, the pilgrims of above 70 years age are 3,015 whereas those who applied consecutively for the 5th year are 2,255.
Later on Qurrah/Draw of Lots was held to select the remaining 4,510 seats. The Qurrah was held only from the list of of 9,866 pilgrims who had applied for 4th consecutive year.
None of the pilgrim applying for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd time were included in the Qurrah, according to the Maharashtra State Haj Committee officials.
Maharashtra State Haj Commitee Chairman Ibrahim Bhaijan, Education Minister Vinod Tawade and others were present when the Qurah or Draw of Lots of the Haj pilgrims was held.
After the Draw by the Maharashtra Haj Committee the list of pilgrims going to Haj from Mumbai, Nashik, Malegaon, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune and other state districts and cities are now final. Those who had applied for this year's haj can check their status by following the steps as explained below.
How to Check Haj 2017 Final List:
Follow the following steps to check if your name is in the Final or Waiting List released by the Maharashtra State Haj Committee.
- 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
Draw for the haj pilgrims from Jammu & Kashmir was held on Monday March 20, 2017 at Hajj House Bemina, Srinagar. After the Qurah/Draw of Lots, Jammu & Kashmir State Haj Committee released the final list of 7,960 haj pilgrims. The state had received 35,215 applications which include 25,793 applicants from general category.
The pilgrims from Jammu & Kashmir can also check their application status by following the above steps and entering the required details or from the Jammu & Kashmir State Committee website jkshc.com.
Meanwhile the pilgrims from the state of Kerala can check their cover no. in the list uploaded on Kerala Haj Committee website. To directly jump to the list an applicant can directly click here: Kerala Final List Haj 2017.
The Kerala State Haj Committee has also released the Waiting List which can be accessed on the website or by directly clicking here: Kerala Waiting List Haj 2017.
The Haj Pilgrims in the states of Haryana and Rajasthan can enter their Cover No. on Central Haj Committee of India website and check their names. Click here to go to Central Haj Committee of India website.
After the Qyrah/Draw of Lots held on March 19, Kerala State Haj Committee has released the Cover No. of 11,197 Haj Pilgrims. Kerala had received the maximum number of applications i.e. 95,238.
Overall, 31 states in India have received a total of 4,48,268 applications for the total seats of 1,23,700. This means 3,24,568 applicants will not get the chance to perform haj.
The final list of 1,23,700 haj pilgrims out of the total 4,48,268 applicants will be released after Qurah/Draw of Lots which has been either completed in some states or is underway in some.