3380 Haj Pilgrims return back

As many as 3,380   Haj pilgrims, including 2,700 from Telangana and 680 from Andhra Pradesh have  returned back safely to Hyderabad after performing Haj 2015.

The Air India Haj Chartered flights carried the pilgrims from the sacred city of Madeena, KSA.  At the Haj Terminal of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Special Officer Telangana State Haj Committee Prof. S A. Shukoor received the Hajis. He said that in all 19 seats in a total of   seven flights were vacant – eight due to death of pilgrims and remaining 11 were early returnees.

The Haj Committee has issued proceedings against three Khadim ul Hujjaj for evading responsibilities during Haj.  They include Hussamuddin Qadri from Kohir, Medak District, M A Faheem, Karimnagar district and Mohammed Ayub Khan from Kadapah district. Two major accidents took place in Makkah this year but the performance of these officials was not upto the mark. They failed to perform their duties properly. He said that the Khadim ul Hujjaj function as a link between pilgrims and the Haj Committee and they are supposed to inform the Haj Committee from time to time about the conditions of the pilgrims.

On Sunday, three more flights, carrying all AP Haj pilgrims will land at the   RGI Airport, Shamsabad. (INN)