Four Assam Haj pilgrims dead

Guwahati, September 13: Four Haj pilgrims from Assam have lost their lives due to various reasons while on a tour to the holy cities of Mecca and Madina in Saudi Arabia this year.

In a press conference by Joint State Haj Committee of Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, Chairman Haamim Kutub Javed Ahmed said on Thursday at Guwahati.

“The four deceased has been identified as Kabed Ali (67) from Garigaon, Kamrup Metro while the rest Khalil Uddin Barbhuyan (60), Jamal Uddin Choudhury (61) and Majorak Ali Barbhuyan all belong from Hailakandi,” he said.

Reportedly The Joint State Haj Committee had received a total of 3,573 applications for Haj to Saudi Arabia out of which 231 applications were rejected.

“Starting next year we shall carry out the Haj process from Haj Bhawan at Jalukabari in Guwahati from next year and will work to render best services to the hajis (pilgrims),” he added.