Hyderabad, Jan.12 : A total of 3,685 persons from across the State of Telangana were selected for Haj pilgrimage 2019 through the “Qurrah” draw of lots held by the Telangana State Haj Committee on Saturday.
A total of 12,884 applications were received by the Telangana State Haj Committee from across the State. The pilgrims were allotted a “cover number” (registration number) by the committee, and selected through a computerized draw of lots.
The program was held on a low profile following announcement of notification for the Panchayat Raj polls by the Election Commission. Telangana State Haj Committee Special Officer, S A Shukhoor, Advisor to Government on Minority Affairs, A K Khan and Telangana State Wakf Board CEO Shahnawaz Qasim attended the event. Hundreds of applicants from across the State had come to the Haj House to participate in the draw of lots.
Speaking on the occasion, Shukhoor said the draw of lots was done in a transparent manner and computerized software without any human interference. “It was being done to avoid allegations of favouritism by the Committee. Everything is transparent and all the application numbers are fed into the system”, he said, adding the results of the draw are available on the website www.hajcommittee.gov.in or the web site to the Telangana State Haj Committee www.telanganastatehajcommittee.com. He said that the Haj Applicants would also be informed through SMS on their mobiles.