Haj aspirants demand extension in form submission

SRINAGAR: As the last date for filing hajj applications ended on today, scores of aspirants are furious with Hajj committee of India for not giving them enough time after they lost all their essential documents in last year flood.
Several people among these fuming aspirants have lost their passports and are presently in process of renewing them.
Mushtaq Ahmad of Batamaloo said he has been making rounds of Passport Office for past three months. “My passport along with my mother’s got damaged in devastating flood and then I submitted all the required documents for new passport which may be issued soon but from here last date has expired to submit Hajj application,” he said with a feel of loss.
Over 1, 36, 020 Indians will perform Haj this year that has remained unchanged since last year due to ongoing expansion work at Grand Mosque Makkah.
These hajj aspirants told Rising Kashmir they have lost their everything in flood and whatever money they has kept that was utilized in re-building their shelter.
Zeba Bano of Rajbagh pleaded authorities and said: “I cannot wait for next year to perform Hajj as I may not be alive then, I’m making arrangement for Hajj Money, So please give me two more weeks.”
When contacted Hajj House Srinagar, an official said that this process of submitting applications is time bound that began from 19th January and how it is possible to give extension to them as it operates on All India Level.



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