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Govt announces reduction in airfare for Haj pilgrims, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls it 'empowerment without appeasement'
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Govt announces reduction in airfare for Haj pilgrims, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls it 'empowerment without appeasement'

The government on Tuesday announced a significant reduction in airfare for those going on the Haj, a month after it scrapped subsidies for the pilgrimage

Congress protests Haj subsidy withdrawal in Puducherry, V Narayanasamy says NDA govt 'doing injustice' to Muslims
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Congress protests Haj subsidy withdrawal in Puducherry, V Narayanasamy says NDA govt 'doing injustice' to Muslims

The Congress staged a demonstration against Haj subsidy withdrawal, with Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accusing the BJP-led NDA government of meting out "injustice" to the Muslim community.

'Savings must be deployed towards welfare of community': Ahmed Patel writes to Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi over Haj subsidy withdrawal
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'Savings must be deployed towards welfare of community': Ahmed Patel writes to Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi over Haj subsidy withdrawal

The government's order comes in wake of a Supreme Court order in 2012, which had said that within 10 years (by 2022) the Haj subsidy should be abolished gradually.

Govt scraps Haj subsidy: Not revolutionary, but aim to end appeasement in favour of empowerment is evident
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Govt scraps Haj subsidy: Not revolutionary, but aim to end appeasement in favour of empowerment is evident

Narendra Modi government’s move to withdraw Haj subsidy is in itself hardly a revolutionary step. However, taken as part of a continuous process to end politics of appeasement in favour of Muslim empowerment, it is an important marker for reform.

Haj subsidy ends: BJP plays to Hindutva gallery but there is no real money for minority welfare
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Haj subsidy ends: BJP plays to Hindutva gallery but there is no real money for minority welfare

Since there is unlikely to be any actual saving, only the government can explain how it intends to spend the money diverted from the Haj subsidy on welfare schemes?

Haj subsidy scrapped: K Palaniswamy says Tamil Nadu government to urge Centre to reconsider decision
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Haj subsidy scrapped: K Palaniswamy says Tamil Nadu government to urge Centre to reconsider decision

Tamil Nadu government will urge the Centre to reconsider its decison on scrapping the Haj subsidy, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.

CPM says Centre's 'sudden withdrawal' of Haj subsidy arbitrary, motivated by other considerations
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CPM says Centre's 'sudden withdrawal' of Haj subsidy arbitrary, motivated by other considerations

The CPM on Wednesday alleged that the government's move to withdraw the subsidy for Haj was "arbitrary and motivated by other considerations."

CPM says scrapping of Haj subsidy 'arbitrary and motivated by other considerations'
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CPM says scrapping of Haj subsidy 'arbitrary and motivated by other considerations'

The CPM alleged that the government's move to withdraw the subsidy for Haj was "arbitrary and motivated by other considerations".

Haj subsidy scrapped: Welfare policies only for Muslim girls will perpetuate appeasement politics
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Haj subsidy scrapped: Welfare policies only for Muslim girls will perpetuate appeasement politics

The Narendra Modi government's decision to end Haj subsidy — the nature and amount of which Mecca-bound Muslim pilgrims never knew — has been welcomed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. India is a secular state.

Centre scraps Haj subsidy: How policy changed under successive governments before SC asked govt to end practice
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Centre scraps Haj subsidy: How policy changed under successive governments before SC asked govt to end practice

The central government on Tuesday announced that there will be no subsidy for Haj from this year.

Haj subsidy withdrawn: Asaduddin Owaisi asks BJP whether funds for Hindu pilgrimages will be stopped
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Haj subsidy withdrawn: Asaduddin Owaisi asks BJP whether funds for Hindu pilgrimages will be stopped

Attacking the BJP for calling Haj subsidy a form of Muslim appeasement and vote bank politics, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday claimed the party's government in Uttar Pradesh gave funds for pilgrimages and wanted to know if that would be stopped.

Asaduddin Owaisi slams BJP for calling Haj subsidy form of vote bank politics, questions funds given for Hindu pilgrimages
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Asaduddin Owaisi slams BJP for calling Haj subsidy form of vote bank politics, questions funds given for Hindu pilgrimages

Attacking the BJP for calling Haj subsidy a form of Muslim appeasement and vote bank politics, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday claimed the party's government in Uttar Pradesh gave funds for pilgrimages and wanted to know if that would be stopped.

Centre withdraws Haj subsidy: VHP lauds decision, says savings must be used for education of poor Hindu girls
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Centre withdraws Haj subsidy: VHP lauds decision, says savings must be used for education of poor Hindu girls

The Vishva Hindu Parishad on Tuesday welcomed the Centre's decision to withdraw the Haj subsidy and said the money saved from it should be utilised for the education of poor Hindu girls.

Central ministries to hold meeting with stakeholders on new Hajj policy on 2 November, to discuss abolition of subsidy
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Central ministries to hold meeting with stakeholders on new Hajj policy on 2 November, to discuss abolition of subsidy

Ministries of minority affairs and external affairs are expected to discuss the Centre's proposed Haj policy as also suggestions received from stakeholders

Education for Muslim girls: Owaisi's progressive stance may end culture of empty appeasement
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Education for Muslim girls: Owaisi's progressive stance may end culture of empty appeasement

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's statement that Haj subsidy should be abolished in favour of education for Muslim girls is a progressive stance and deserves our wholehearted backing.

Dial M for Moderate: How Modi gets a makeover by doing nothing
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Dial M for Moderate: How Modi gets a makeover by doing nothing

Narendra Modi is getting to be cast as a moderate not by what he says but what he does not say.

Haj subsidy: Why do in 10 years what can be done now?
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Haj subsidy: Why do in 10 years what can be done now?

It is better to phase out the Haj subsidy in one shot rather than over 10 years. And there was ways to do it without hurting the common Muslim.

Phase-out Haj subsidy, says SC
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Phase-out Haj subsidy, says SC

The Haj subsidy in the past 19 years increased from Rs.10.51 crore in 1994 to Rs.685 crore in 2011 on account of increase in Haj pilgrims and the hike in the cost of travel.

Govt was working in same direction as SC on Haj: Khurshid
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Govt was working in same direction as SC on Haj: Khurshid

He said along with rollback, the government was also working towards ensuring that there was no burden on pilgrims and the financial arrangements with the airlines were "more viable".

SC tells govt to do away with Haj subsidy in 10 years
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SC tells govt to do away with Haj subsidy in 10 years

The Supreme Court also directed the government to reduce the number of its representatives in the Prime Minister's goodwill delegation that is sent.