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Saudi Arabia raises the quota of pilgrims from India to 40 thousand within two years

11Jan

saudi Arabia has agreed to raise the quota of pilgrims from India by up to 5 thousand people, bringing the increase in the number of Indian pilgrims in two years 40 thousand Indian Minister of Minority Mukhtar Abbas Nqawi told the Indian media that the increase in the past two years was historic, with 175,000 Hajj pilgrims during the year, while last year’s Hajj brought up to 170,000 Indian pilgrims .
Al-Naqawi thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz for the facilities offered to the pilgrims and the efforts exerted by the Saudi government in the service of pilgrims and Umrah. It is noteworthy that the first increase in the number of pilgrims in India was in 2017, reaching 35 thousand pilgrims and the second during the current year, which amounted to 5 thousand, bringing the total in two years to increase 40,000 pilgrims. Saudi Arabia a few days ago gave its approval to revive the maritime route to transport pilgrims from India to Saudi Arabia after a 23-year .