Haj subsidy is un-Islamic and scrapping it was a right move?

Haj subsidy is un-Islamic and scrapping it was a right move?

Jan. 18, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

The government withdrew the Haj subsidy, the discount given to thousands of Muslims who go on Haj pilgrimage each year. In Haj subsidy, the government used to give discounts on Air India flight tickets to Haj pilgrims. Apart from the discounted airfare, the Haj pilgrims were also provided assistance to reach specially designed Haj departure airport terminals and assistance in meals, medical care and lodging. But many Muslims including clerics have come out in support of the move and called the subsidy as un-Islamic since one must go to the Haj only with their own money. Watch this video on Asianet Newsable to know what Muslims think about the scrapping of the subsidy.