Minister K T Jaleel hassles change in review committee’s draft report.
KOZHIKODE: The draft report succumbed by the review committee on the crucial Haj policy will badly impact the pilgrims of Kerala. Henceforth, the draft has to be revised, rendering to local administration and Haj minister K.T. Jaleel. The draft was equipped without considering the assessments of either the central government Hajj committee or the state government, he stated at a discussion organized by the Kerala Haj committee on the JDT Islam college grounds here on Monday.
The agents of numerous state Haj committees and people’s legislatures from various states preached that the Haj policy enlisted for 2018- 2022 has not deliberated the requirements and demands of the tourists. “The government should take out its decision on bringing down its share from 75 to 70. Our demand to increase the government quota to 80 percent has been ignored. Pilgrims above 70 years and those doing Haj for the fifth successive year should be permitted to move without the drawing scheme,” they stated.
The minister stated that the demands will be succumbed to the central government at first. Central Hajj committee associate E.T. Muhammed Basheer MP, T.V. Ibrahim, M.I. Shanavas MP, central Hajj committee vice-chairman Jeena Shaik, and state Haj committee chairman Ibrahim Bhaijan were present at the deliberations.