Pilgrims registered earlier could perform Hajj in 2022
State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan on Wednesday (08 September 2021) said that if the coronavirus situation improves and Bangladesh gets permission for participating in Hajj by the next year, the pilgrims who have already pre-registered and registered could perform the hajj in 2022 on priority basis.
He was presiding over an inter-ministerial meeting at his ministry’s conference room on determining the next steps regarding the registered people for performing Hajj, said a press release.
The state minister said the Hajj was performed in 2020 and 2021 in a limited scale due to the global pandemic Covid-19 while pilgrims from no country across the world, including Bangladesh, were allowed visit Saudi Arabia to take part in the Hajj.
Faridul, however, said if any pre-registered and registered people want to withdraw their deposited money, they can do so following the rules and regulations.
Noting that 3,457 people had registered for taking part in Hajj in 2020 under the government management, he said, of them 757 people have been refunded their money cancelling registrations while remaining 2,700 still remaining registered for Hajj.
Besides 61,142 people had registered for taking part in Hajj in 2020 under non-government management, he said, adding that of them 7,719 people have been refunded their money cancelling registrations while remaining 53,423 still remaining registered for Hajj.
Mentioning that the registration process under the government and non-government management remained open till April 30, 2020, the state minister said, no registration was made after this date.
But, Faridul said, the process of pre-registration for Hajj still remains open and added that the number of pre-registered people for Hajj stood at 5,224.
Secretary of the Religious Affairs Ministry Md Nurul Islam and other officials concerned joined the meeting.