Chennai, Nov 11 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin has written a letter to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi requesting him to re-include Chennai as the Haj embarkation point for Haj pilgrims.
The Haj Committee had earlier removed Chennai from the list of cities from Haj embarking points. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in his letter to the Prime Minister on Thursday said that about 4500 Haj pilgrims from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andaman Nicobar Islands used Chennai as the embarkation point during 2019.
Stalin said that even pilgrims from Kerala and Karnataka used Chennai as the Embarkation point.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister pointed out that the present Haj Embarkation point for pilgrims from Tamil Nadu was Kochi in Kerala and it is around 700 km from the Tamil Nadu state capital. He said that he had received several petitions from across the state of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andaman Nicobar islands to re-include Chennai as the Haj Embarkation point.
M.K. Stalin also requested the Prime Minister to direct the concerned officials to include Chennai as the Haj Embarkation point to avoid inconvenience for the Haj pilgrims.