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Muslim women can travel for Haj without 'Mahram': Modi


New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS): In a bid to empower Muslim women, the government has changed the law by permitting them to travel for the annual Haj pilgrimage without any male attendant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

"I noticed that if a Muslim woman wanted to go for the Haj pilgrimage, they cannot go without a 'Mahram' (a male guardian)," Modi said in 2017's last edition of his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.

"And when I enquired about it, I came to know that it was we who have have restricted them for going alone for the Haj. This practice is not followed in many of the Islamic countries," he said.

Modi added that the Minority Affairs Ministry has removed this restriction and will now allow the Muslim women to travel to Haj without a male attendant.

"Till date, 1,300 women have applied to travel for the Haj without any Mahram," the Prime Minister said, adding that "they should get equal opportunity as the men get".


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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    In Islam Haj is invalid for women without Maharam. I feel sorry for Modi who desperately trying to change constitution of Quran which is impossible. There are dozens of evil practises in his community why not he divert his concern there?

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    let him change the constitution or his own JATAKA..... womens travel for haj and umrah is a subject matter of Saudi consulate .... Feku govt can not move a single hair..

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Be not fooled by this fake PM as a saviour or brother of Muslim women. He is out to create division between Muslim couples and create chaos within the family just like beef is banned as food for them. He is no friend of anyone except his beloveth BJP.

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  • Anees, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Feku always mind divert to get political mileage. Singhis instruction to get vote by poor people and some % muslim women are living india. most Muslim men went to abroad for work to family feed.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Most Muslims outside India?
    Then whom do we see in mosques etc?

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  • manohar, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    What is the punishment for cow theft in Sharia? What is the punishment for drug peddlers and perverted sex mongers in Sharia? How many people talk about sharia for about mentioned tasks.

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  • shaji, Calicut

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Dear Manohar, dont act like dumb and blind. Everyone knows that cow theft issues are 99.9 percent incorrect. This is same as love jihad. All the cows used to be purchased legally. However, most of the cow sellers inform sangh parivar after receiving money from buyers and these goondas catch the buyers claiming cows to be of theft.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Shaji
    Do you think the buyers are so dumb and fool that too you say
    99% is done by sellers ?
    More than 90% is of theft of cattles and nothing else and some peace
    loving ppl r engaged in this .

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Do you know Sadashiva shetty and other 4 people caught in Kundapura while transporting cattle and beef .... When did they become muslims ????????

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Muslim personal law board only wants Sharia when it comes to civil matters.
    They don't Sharia in criminal issues bcos it's harsh.
    Why don't they demand it through Congress.

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    BJP IS HIGHLIGHTING SHARIAH,ITS GOOD IN A WAY,NOW MANY NON MUSLIMS WIL BE CURIOUS TO KNOW ABOUT SHARIAH.And some will start researching on it.And most of them get convinced and they become reverts.Trust me this has happened in the past,the word Jehad had many to hook on to our scriptures ,u can see many non muslims that too RSS guyz who reverted to Islam.

    So BJP and Modi you should be very careful when you are discussing or highlighting Islamic issues.

    Divine laws and scriptures are magnetic to Human mind.God has designed those books that way.One who reads it gets either confused or convinced.

    I was given Bible ,I was told if your Iman ( faith ) is strong in Islam then only go through Bible,otherwise there are chances you ll convert.So i didnt go through as i should know my Book first 100%

    So what Modi is doing is indirectly propagating Islam.Where Jehad ,shariah,triple talaq this shoukd have been within muslim boundaries.But he is freely advertising it

    With The power of spirituality and divinity ,No human is above this

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  • Ahmed, Udupi/Muscat

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Good this should be a lesson for Muslim I personally feel BJP should do all Muslim Empowerment before 2019 so at least now My Community realizes what is being a vote bank in hands of CongRSS ,
    And the myth of Muslim depending upon so-called secular party should be gone and get there own representatives in Assembly.
    I request My Community at least learn from Dalits. Apne pairoo pe khud khade hoo...
    I dont want to say be a ruling party but atleast your numbers should count before any decision is taken

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    ..so to safeguard your theory you want to ditch secularsim and want people like OWAISI who studied in western country, have crores of Asset but dont want science maths in Madarasa for poor kid to succeed..If the changes Govt intended to make is not allowed religiousely then by this time it would have been International news(since right wing BJP in power)..atleast Pakistan would have raised concern, but nothing happening , no solidarity..fact is even Palestine has removed his Amabssador to Paksitan who shared stage with Saeed who is speaking of Kashmiri solidarity..

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  • chittaranjan, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    I Seen so many comments regarding this. Some one talking about KSA. and India Rules and regulations of Visit or perform the rituals. in china you. cannot Keep the name related to the Religion i am talking about only particular community. you cannot go to pray. children under 18. no Madrasa no. TTL. No Ramadan. but all still visit the palace and not open the mouth. and very close relation with Pak.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Modi is talking about Haj visit and NOT china visit ... That is the only difference ....

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    We don't know how the Muslim community is taking these changes made by the central government to liberate Muslim women

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    out of the population of 20 crores, 98.5 % Muslims are least bothered about these changes,.... since it is not their part of life ....Even Polygomy issue ... no worry .... Since Muslims can not fulfill the conditions to marry more than one .....Modi can go ahead with this also..and keep his andbhakts happy ....

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    He is happy now becoz he is single and many of his follower also single....Yeddi , Yogi etc....

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Yeddy is single?

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  • nazeer husain, jeddah KSA

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Bol bachan is trying to get the credit for islamic travel conditions which actually a relaxation of saudi authorities. In fact YASHODHA BEN is waiting from long time in gujrat to get new delhi visa for accompanied travel experience. ABHI GUJRAT C HUNAV KATHAM HO GAYA.... padmavathi, triple talaq sabko chutti. Atleast yashodha ben ko taj mahal ki yatra karayiye mr modi

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    ..central Minority ministry minister NAQVI said 'Application process for Haj 2018 had started on November 15 and more than 1000 women have applied to perform Haj without "Mehram" as on December 13'...if families/society oppose this initiative then how come 1000 application came!!..No one forced any one to apply..it seems some narrow minded people only opposing..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    They may be applying in groups and not individually ...
    Women going to Haj, in groups is NOT a new concept. It is in practice since many years.. certainly not after May 2014..

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    This so called Muslim NAQVI doesn't represent our community. He is big time selfish n opportunist. I am ashamed we don't have a single leader who echoes our thoughts.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    In recently concluded Gujarat election BJP played communal politics for terming Gujarat leaders Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani as “HAJ.” Gujarat electorate to face-off between “HAJ” and “RAM”. Notably, “RAM” stands for the three leaders of Gujarat BJP- Vijay Rupani (Gujarat CM), Amit Shah (BJP President) and PM Modi.
    In November 2014, Jashodaben had filed an RTI application with Mehsana police seeking clarity on the security cover given to her and wanted to know what she is entitled to.
    Jashodaben had also sought certified copies of the actual orders passed by the government with regard to the security cover given to her as per the protocol.
    She had also demanded information about the laws and related provisions in the Indian Constitution about security cover given to a the wife of prime minister.
    However, Mehsana District Police had denied her information on December 27 under RTI stating that all her queries were related to Local Intelligence Bureau (LIB), which is exempted under the RTI Act.
    Four months after she was denied information on her security cover, has filed a second appeal under the Right To Information or RTI Act seeking details on the matter.
    PM wife was denied free movement in her own nation. But Muslim women became priority for the party which bring votes.
    If single lady travels and falls seek in the crowd of 30 lakh pilgrims how the Indian government is going to assist?
    PM Modi ideas are just like single women going to 'Kumbh Mela' between the millions of naked Sadhus or Amarnath Yatra hiking.
    Do women on pilgrim is comfortable without mail companion of her blood line or with stranger which she has worry every movement about her security?
    PM Modiji, in India every 10 minutes gets sexually abused, think about their welfare by building 'Toilets' and 'bath house', rather than flawed 'Triple talaq' ,Haj'.
    The policy paralysis government which has failed in all fronts has nothing to woo voters.So the Muslim religious issues
    JaiHind

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    First of all its not like eating kadale kai to go only women for Hajj.Theya re not going to Switzer land.Ts Hajj where millions of people come for annual fest.There is aplace to throw stones at well where shaitaan possibly was first sighted by Prophet Ishmael(Pbuh).This is very difficult task n stampede happens ,can Modi promise ,if something happend to these females ,will he give subsidy to their family lifetime.Just orally saying is easy.

    And if he thinks he can change Shariah one by one mark my word till now many tried during prophet's eras and after that too,but all are destroyed.Changing sharia some think that they got superior authority over muslims,but they fail to understand that these sharia was divine laws sent via Gabriel (jibreel)angel to prophets(pbut).So They are at war on Almighty not with us.And everyone knows waging war with God is like self destruction.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    ..Rashed Ahmed..in which world you are..KSA itself in transitional mode..women allowed contest elections, allowed to Drive, they are attending football match without any guardians & cheering, Cinema halls opening..there is also news that there will be special Zone for entertainment coming up with all sorts of restaurant..i think Asian musilms only will be left behind with century old thinking..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    All such things only in NEWS ..... nothing in reality so far ... when u do not know about Haj and Umrah, why are u poking your nose here ... First tell Modi to cancell the Haj subsidy ....

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    ..really i dont know, but MJ Akbar is from your community, he may be knowing more than me & u..he is well learned man , a renowned Journalist..He opposes TTL, supports HAJ travel..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    You can take the advice of Abbas Naqvi and Shanawaz Hussain...... both are from our community .... we are also against the use of Instant TTL..... which is not in Quran ....

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  • peacelover, India

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Ramesh,
    Its a bilateral decision. One country cannot take a decision. Surely Saudi may accept, but India cannot take this decision alone. India need to take their counterpart in confidence prior to declaring something.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    One by one Modi will change Sharia and Sunnah.
    It will be MODIfied Islam.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    ..yesterday, in parliament MJ Akbar said SHARIA is not law, its teaching for way of life, later Clerics interpret & made laws..thats why so many Muslim countries banned TTL by consulting their Clerics..as per his statement, i can understand that there is no truth in saying Govt interfering in sharia or sunnah, its only changing laws made by Clerics interpretation ..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Muslim countries have banned INSTANT TTL and not TTL.... correct your information

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Modi has done more for Muslims than Congress ever did.

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  • Luv, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Modi is a genuine brother..
    He recently attended Obama class of secularism.

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  • Rasheed Ahmed, Bangalore, India - Saudi Arabia

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    He never stop Feku giri it is not government of India's rules it according to the current Saudi rules and regulations a women under the age of 45 years cannot go for Umrah unless she is accompanied with her Mahram. Complete details of the relationship between the two should be provided with the applications. If a woman is 45 years old or older then she can go without a Mahram only if she is travelling with an organized group or family and she submits a notarized No Objection Certificate from her Mahram

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    First give equal opportunity to your wife ...

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    He is desperate to win the hearts of Muslim women ..

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Bechari Jashodaben...

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  • SAGAR, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Dear Jossey,
    He is working for the country,not for his wife.What is your problem if he has decided not to have family life?That is his personal matter!

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Sagar,

    Modi not only did so much for Muslims, he left 'Ghar-bhaar' and 'Parivaar' for Gujarat and India(of-course according to him). But, he nearly lost Gujarat this time.

    Therefore, be careful flaunting religion card.

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  • SAGAR, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Jennifer,
    It does not matter if he has lost elections,ghar bhar etc.Change is a continuous process.Muslim women are happy because for the past 70 years they have been waiting for this.People like you and Mullahs are an exception.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Sagar,
    What is his relationship with Ambani, Adani & Ramdev ...

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Modi....You do not have any AUTHORITY to issue haj visa.... It is handled by saudi consulate .... Do not fool the people all the times ....this is not your cup of chai/tea....
    Show one case of single lady going to Haj without Mehram .....

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  • vasu, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Modi is saying he has 1300 applications.Why do you want only 1?

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    He May have 1300 ... or 13000 applications .... prove it after a single woman gets visa stamped .....the talk is like giving 15 laks .... Muslim women can travel in group of 4-5 without Meharam ..... This is in practice since so many years ... and Saudi embassy gives visa .... THIS IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT .... as Modi is claiming that India was built only after May 2014 ...

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  • Faizal, Udupi/Khobar

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    who will trust feku, thatswhy kas, Mangalore request one case of single lady going to Haj without Mehram.

    vasu Mangalore, fekugiri has some limits but he has already crossed the limit.

    First give equal opportunity to his wife then dream for others.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Kas,

    One single lady did not go to Haj because in Saudi she cannot go about without a male companion. Note, that even Saudi Arabia is liberating women from this compulsion.

    I too at first wondered how Modi will allow them to go alone but later I read in the news itself that its the Indian Government that imposed the restriction which will be now amended. Its OK if you will not allow your family members but I am sure a group of women of similar wish will certainly take advantage of this leniency because otherwise a man will gain by being their guardian for which they might have to contribute monetarily.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Group of women can travel without Mehram.... it is not a new concept .... It is in practice since many years .... why this Feku is taking credit for that ....

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Jennifer ......Quote ......I read in the news itself that its the Indian Government that imposed the restriction which will be now amended......
    This is a total lie ... How the Indian govt can put restrictions on travel .... Due you find any restrictions on travel to Dubai ... No.... It is the restrictions of Saudi govt, which does not allow the entry of single woman on Umrah or Haj visa ...( without Meharam ) they can travel in group ....
    Please read the comments of Rasheed Ahmed, Bangalore, which throws more light .....There should be a limit for the Fekugiri ...

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  • Desi Admi, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    KAS.. please be thankful . Name one country in the world that pays for the pilgrimage expenses for a foreign trip to its minorities, with the MLA coming to the airport to say good bye?????. There is NONE.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Why Modi is not stopping this subsidy ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Let him show his 56 " chest .....Every one is waiting for this action from Modi ....

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