Srinagar, June 5 (Agency)
The first batch of 145 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Sunday for Haj pilgrimage. Haj pilgrimage was stopped for two years due to corona virus infection. Officials gave this information. He said that this year around 6,000 pilgrims are going to visit the Union Territory. According to officials, there will be only one direct flight from Srinagar airport to Jeddah airport for the first five days, followed by two flights.
Jammu and Kashmir Haj Committee executive officer Abdul Salam Mir told reporters here, “All arrangements have been made. Everything is going smoothly and there will be no problem for the devotees. Ejaz Hussain, executive officer and member of Haj Committee of India, flagged off everyone. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha interacted with the devotees through video conference. National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah also congratulated the pilgrims.