Its time for the Muslims to fly. I mean the time to go to their holy land Mecca. Due to the current financial crisis most of the people are unable to move on, Still its all regarding God. Despite all are not even a bit worried about that. All are moving Forward.”It doesn’t hurt to pay in God’s way,” says 70 year old Rafiq Illaysi from Navi Mumbai. He is among 1,23,000 pilgrims who start flying out in batches from Thursday on Islam’s holiest pilgrimage to Mecca amid the steepest hike in tour prices in years, as Saudi Arabia hit double digit inflation at 10 per cent this year.”Despite the government subsidy, it was impossible not to increase the tour prices,” said Mohammed Owais, CEO, Haj Committee of India. He said
prices of Haj packages had pushed up between Rs 14,000 and Rs 20,000 this year in every category. This travel is a life time wish of almost all Muslims, so they don’t care about the money that they are spending, in General. As India is concerned the total number of people allowed are 1,67,991. Despite the price hike all the above mentioned quotas are full.