First batch of J&K Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

The first batch of 304 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left from Srinagar on Thursday for annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

All the basic facilities like refreshment, sanitation, eatables have been made available at the Srinagar Hajj house for the Hajj pilgrims, said an official.

He said that all the Hajj flights would take off from Srinagar International Airport from July 4 to July 29.

Chief Executive Officer Hajj House Srinagar Dr Abdul Salaam said that a total number of 11,700 Kashmiri pilgrims would perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia from Jammu and Kashmir this year.

“Among these pilgrims, 750 would embark from Delhi while the rest would embark on the holy journey from Srinagar,” Dr Salaam said.

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