The government of India withdrew the Haj Subsidy on Tuesday.
The government use to give discounts on Air India flight tickets to Haj pilgrims. Apart from the discounted air fare, the Haj pilgrims were also provided assistance to reach specially designed Haj departure airport terminals and assistance in meals, medical care and lodging was also provided.
But, is doing away with the Haj subsidy really a bad idea?
what about the poor who used to go to Haj will not do so now?
According to ‘the Supreme Court’ Haj subsidy is not discriminatory.
The government’s decision to end the Haj subsidy has drawn mixed reactions from different corners.
Muslim leaders have also demanded that the Center utilize money saved from the Haj subsidy on education of Muslim girls.
NSUI national secretary Aamer javeed called it “another act against Muslims”. He said, “It will be a serious setback for underprivileged Muslims.”
Apart from these the idea of scrapping Haj Subsidy is to use the funds for educational programmes, especially for girl children of the minority community.Though it seems a good idea, but at the same time religious conflicts has also taken place.
Why only Haj subsidy,other religious subsidy should also be withdrawn.
Is that fare enough???? Only one community of the society will suffer and the rest will enjoy the subsidy.
We can see different reactions of people on social site:
Love him or hate him, you have to admire the ability of #Modi Ji to take tough decisions.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) January 16, 2018
Why only Muslim girls? Haj subsidy comes from the money of taxpayers, majority of whom are Hindus
If they are bent on doing everything only for Muslims, they should stop collecting taxes from Hindus. Or they should put an end to religious discrimination, once and for all https://t.co/epg7LARhim
— True Indology (@TrueIndology) January 16, 2018
Govt withdrew Haj subsidy 4 yrs before date prescribed by SC, we don’t have any issue. 1st part of SC judgement implemented by GOI, I am sure 2nd part of the judgement will also be implemented. Let it be clear that Hajis are not benefited by subsidy,airlines are: GN Azad,Congress pic.twitter.com/SlQ4ifOZgr
— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2018
Almost everyone from the Muslim community has welcomed this move including many organizations.Some ppl have a habit of criticising every decision of Modi Govt,they get stomach ache.Accha faisla hai lekin.. unka ‘lekin’ bada confusing hota hai: MA Naqvi,Union Minister #HajSubsidy pic.twitter.com/AEguFzoW5S
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2018