Malappuram: The Kerala State Haj Committee has not completed the Haj Qurrah - draw of lots to finalise the list of pilgrims who will embark on Haj journey in 2018, as it is waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on a petition filed by some pilgrims.
"We did not complete the Qurraj because we are waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court on the petition filed by some pilgrims challenging some sections of the government's new Haj policy", Kerala State Haj Committee staffer said while talking to ummid.com.
“However, since Tuesday is the last day for all state Haj committees to complete the process, the Haj Qurrah of Pilgrims from Kerala is likely to be completed by the central Hajj Committee of India at its Mumbai headquarters today afternoon”, he added.
Some pilgrims have filed petition in the Supreme Court of India challenging the government’s decision to cancel the exemption from the Qurrah the applicants who had applied consecutively for four years.
The Kerala State Haj Committee has received a total of 69,783 applications. Out of them, only 10,981 pilgrims will be selected through the Qurrah or draw of lots likely to be held in Mumbai.
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.
Some 1124 women from Kerala who have applied without Mehram will be directly selected.
Kerala has been allotted a quota of 10,981 pilgrims as the population of Muslims in the state according to the Haj Committee of India stands at 88,73,472 or 5.15%.
Soon after the computerizes qurrah or draw of lots, the Haj Qurrah result and the final list containing names and cover number of 10,981 lucky pilgrims will be made available on Kerala State Haj Committee website.
Haj pilgrims from Kerala can also check if their name is in the final list by following the steps given below.
How to check Kerala Haj Committee Qurrah Result
Pilgrims from Kerala can check if their name is in the final list of Kerala 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 Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajsthan Karnataka Haj Committee, 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.
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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