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Delhi Haj Committee conducts lottery process

NEW DELHI: As many as 1,784 people from 8,056 applicants, were selected through lottery for the Haj pilgrimage by Delhi government on Thursday. 6,095 others, meanwhile, have been put on waiting list.
According to an official of Delhi State Haj Committee (DSHC), the Haj Committee of India has allocated a quota of 1,954 pilgrims from Delhi, who will be selected by means of a lottery.
According to DSHC, of the 8,056 applicants, 170 were above the age of 70. People above 70 are allowed to have one attendant.
The lottery was conducted at the Delhi secretariat, with Delhi Revenue minister Ashok Gehlot presiding as chief guest.
It may be noted here that the Supreme Court had ruled May 2012 that Haj subsidy should be phased out over a period of 10 years.
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