Ala Hazrat Haj
Although ‘Ala Hazrat Haj House’ was developed in Ghaziabad at the cost of Rs 51 crore in order to give assistance to Muslims on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca, the facility is currently non-operational.Thousands of Haj pilgrims from western Uttar Pradesh are now moving to Delhi for proceeding to the annual pilgrimage. Several members of the Muslim community expressed anger at the situation and blamed the Yogi Adityanath government for the facility being non-operational.The construction of the Haj House got completed during the previous regime, in September 2016. Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had inaugurated the facility, which is located close to river Hindon adjacent to GT Road.“We were expecting that the pilgrims will arrive at the new Haj House and will face no difficulty in terms of accommodation and also getting their necessary documentation completed. Now, the pilgrims from western UP have to move to Delhi instead, to get the required documentation done. We have given representation to the district magistrate and other officials regarding the issue, but there is no response. It has become a waste of public funds,” said Imran Khan, national president of Muslim Maha Sabha.