The increase in Hajj quota in respect of J&K state, keeping in view the large number of applications received for annual pilgrimage this year, was also discussed in the meeting between the two leaders.
Mehbooba Mufti also took up the issue of lowering the tariff on Srinagar Embarkation Point for Hajj flights, which is higher in comparison to other embarkation points in the country.
J&K this year has been allotted total Hajj quota of 6,395 including special additional quota of 1,500. The State Hajj Committee has received a whopping 32,298 applications this year, including 6,914 under the Reserved Category, in which those who are over 70 years of age and fourth-time applicants are given first preference.
The External Affairs Minister assured early positive action on the issues raised by the Chief Minister