Ending Haj Subsidy: Asking for trouble?The Central Government stopped the Rs 700 crore Haj pilgrim subsidy and is planning to channel the funds to the education of women of the minorities.
The official statement is that the plan is in accordance with empowering and nor appeasement of minorities. This subsidy was due to end in 2022.
One of the minorities party leaders is listed about the subsidies given for other communities, like for Kumbh Mela(Rs1,150 Cr), UP is quoted to spend Rs 800 Cr for Kashi/Mathura/Ayodhya pilgrimage and a few other pilgrimages.
Would this decision be viewed as a bias against the minorities and be quoted in future everytime a state or center makes an announcement of grant for other festivities?