by: Bilal Bahadur
Srinagar: On the first day, 304 Hajj pilgrims embarked for the pilgrimage which included 160 males and 144 females through two flights with 152 Hajis each from Srinagar international airport.
This year, 11,700 Hajis will be proceeding for Hajj. They will travel on daily flights from July 4 to July 29, embarking from the Srinagar International Airport.
The First flight carried 152 Hajis of whom 67 were from Srinagar District, 50 from Baramulla; 11 from Budgam; 08 from Kupwara; 05 from Anantnag; 05 from Pulwama; 04 from Bandipora and 02 from Shopian.
As the first batch of Hajj pilgrims left for the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca today, Bilal Bahadur captured some glimpses from the Hajj house Bemina this morning.