New Delhi, 23rd June, 2020 Honouring the decision of the Saudi Arabia Government in view of serious challenges of Corona pandemic and keeping in mind the health and well-being of the people, it has been decided that Muslims from India will not go to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj (1441 H/2020 AD). 2 lakh 13,000 applications had been received for Haj 2020. The process has been started today to immediately refund full amount of money deposited by the applicants without any deduction. The money will be refunded through online DBT mode into bank accounts of the applicants. For Haj 2020, more than 2300 women had applied to perform Haj without Mehram (male relative). These women applicants will be allowed to go to Haj 2021 on the basis of their application for Haj 2020 only. Besides, women without Mehram who file fresh application for Haj 2021, will also go to Haj. A total of 3040 women have performed Haj after PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s Government ensured Muslim women can perform Haj without Mehram (male companion) in 2018.