Women can perform Haj alone

Muslim women can now perform Haj without a male guardian. About 1,300 women have applied for Haj without a male guardian and women from various parts of India have expressed their wish to go on Haj pilgrimage.

Prime Minister Modi has directed the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure that all women who have applied to travel alone should be allowed to perform Haj. Even though there is a lottery system for selection of Haj pilgrims, Modi said that every woman who has applied should be permitted as a special category.