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SRINAGAR: The office of State Haj Committee today issued a notice informing that all such aspiring lady pilgrims who could not apply for Haj pilgrimage this year with their Mehrams due to non-availability of passport or any other genuine reasons and her male companion (mehram) had applied and got selected for Haj 2019, that they can apply for inclusion in the cover of her selected mehram, after fulfilling certain conditions.

The Committee in their notification informed that the conditions include that such lady pilgrims had never proceeded for Haj pilgrimage through Haj Committee, PTO or through any other means earlier. The lady pilgrim desirous to be selected in Mehram category has to fill up the application online, which shall be available on website

Furthermore the lady pilgrim should have only machine readable valid international passport, which should be valid atleast up to 31 January 2020. The valid documents including passport copy should be enclosed to prove the relationship of the lady applicant with the mehram failing which the application would be summarily rejected. Besides the pilgrims cover should not exceed five applications. The pilgrims whose cover has already five pilgrims need not to apply in such cover.

The hard copy of the online filled application form in original along with the requisite documents should be submitted at the office of J&K State Haj Committee, Bemina by or before 06 May, 2019. Applications directly sent to Haj Committee of India will not be considered and shall be summarily rejected. However the applicants from Jammu and Ladakh region can submit their application forms through email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Expressed gratitude to authorities for allowing Karwan-e-Aman to continue
  • All Sufi personalities & devotees may henceforth be allowed to travel free

SRINAGAR: Chairman Kashmir Society International Khawaja Farooq Renzushah expressed deep gratitude to  Authorities who deleted provision of Ban on Travel by Karwaan-e-Aman while imposing ban on LOC trade on timely request by Kashmir society . He said that records are clear & obvious that the name of Karwan-e-Aman was given by me in my capacity as Director information along with committee in which my Deputy directors Fida Hussain & Mr. Manto and local journalists of Jammu & Kashmir were part of committee. My name was accordingly accepted by the chief secretary. This name was given on basis of my strong belief in Sufiyat and blessing of Awaliys, Sufi saints & iconic personalities who are symbol of love & peace believed by devotees in both countries.

He said that when MHA imposed ban yesterday Kashmir society international immediately through SOS messages  approached concerned authorities and requested that Karwan-e-Aman should not be disrupted at all as it is last hope of peace and love. Like kartar pore corridor the real purpose of Karwan-e-Aman was also initially to strengthen Tasawuf and Sufiyat. He said that our most  reverend holy Sufi Shrine of Hazrat Kamal Sahib who had arrived in 13th century through this route exists in Salambad .He said that this route was known as  Shahar-e-Kamal sahib which is at present controlled both sides by respective Armies and wrongly pronounced by India & Pakistan Army as Kaman posts or Kaman road.

He said that this is exclusively road of Sufiyat and introduction of trade through this route was mockery absolutely wrong decision. The real trade route of Kashmir is Silk route via Kargil, Askardu, Khapsi, Khanjreeb to Kashgar which may be revived. He said Kashmir never got any benefit through LOC road via Kamal Sahib road wrongly called Kaman Post Road. It was exploited by political mafia for party funds through most dangerous means. Parties were using industry officers to drop or include persons of their choices to have permission of operating trade on this route.

The USA, western & Gulf smuggled dry fruits Giries, bananas tomato and onions, Basmaties were being brought and being sold in black market in Delhi & Bombay. The list of those who were given permission by industries department to operate these routes may be made public and all their political connections will get exposed automatically. It was not only barter of goods but barter of LOC operation licences which is part of international scandal .The trucks used for operation were mostly deputed by non local goods agencies who have earned thousands of crores through this trade which no doubt was in name of Kashmir but goods never belonged to Kashmir from both sides nor were being sold in Kashmir.

The illegal earnings were going through concerned officers & tradesmen to local political parties which may be recovered. Their payment to buy votes is mostly from LOC trade and blue saffaire trade in Sancham hills of Kishtwar. He said that sole purpose of this route should be restricted to peace, love and Sufiyat. All Sufi Ulmas of Pakistan and India should be allowed freely to travel through Shahra-e-Hazrat Kamal Sahib and trade should be revived through Shahr-e-Ibrashim silk route which belongs to Kashmir. Even both India and Pakistan should keep this route charge free and establish free langers for devotee so that real friendship emerges on people to people contacts. It will not only help peace, love and Sufiyat only but the collapsed economy of Kashmir will get strengthened.

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JAMMU:  A delegation of the Sewa Committee Baridaran of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine led by its President Sh. Rachhpal Singh met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.The delegation apprised Governor about various issues of the Baridar families and requested him to provide reservations in employment in the Shrine Board and in admission to the wards of Baridars in the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and other educational institutions of the Shrine Board.

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