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More than 47% Haj Pilgrims from India this year are women

More than 47% Haj Pilgrims from India this year are women

Due to change in Haj policy in allowing a woman to take the pilgrimage unaccompanied, of the total of 1,75,025 Indians going to Haj, 47% are women. The percentage of women going on Haj has been around 45% for the past 5 years. Under the 'no mehram' category, 1308 women are going for Haj with Kerala sending 85% of these figures. The woman in this category have to travel in groups of 4 or should be over the age of 42.

read more at The New Indian Express

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