SRINAGAR DECEMBER 18:
All Jammu Kashmir Hajj Umrah Tour Operators Association on Sunday welcomed the move for resumption of Umrah services by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from India after a span of two years.
In a statement, the association with the resumption of Umrah, intending pilgrims willing to undertake the Umrah Pilgrimage can travel to Saudi Arabia on Via Flights through Dubai, Sharjah, Bahreen, Oman and Gulf after qualifying the laid Covid19 protocol of that country.
The statement reads that, however, chartered flights can’t be arranged for pilgrimage as it does not fulfill the criteria, as its neither a humanitarian issue nor any repatriation of stranded passengers.
“We at All Jammu Kashmir Hajj Umrah Tour Operators Association are exploring all the possibilities of facilitating Umrah pilgrimage as a moral obligations and operating ethically & discuss the package thoroughly with terms and conditions to facilitate the pilgrims, without any ambiguity, inconvenience and any unethical business practice that will create inconvenience to the general public and the indenting pilgrims.”
It reads that to avoid last minute disappointments and inconvenience they request public to book with registered and reputed companies with registered offices.
“For the enquiry regarding formalities, Covid19 protocols and booking regarding Umrah pilgrimage a List of registered members shall be made public by the association,” it reads.