UP Haj quota hiked by 3000
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The Ministry of External Affairs has increased the Haj quota for UP by 3,000. Earlier, the state was allotted a quota of 25,359 devotees.
An official press release stated that Minister for Minority Welfare and Haj Azam Khan wrote a letter to the ministry seeking a hike in Haj quota. "It was increased after the minister's letter. Now devotees in the waiting list up to 8,500 will be cleared," said Haj Officer Tanveer Ahmed Siddiqui. A total of 33,948 devotees will go for Haj in 2012.
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