First flight of Haj pilgrims lands in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) The first flight carrying a batch of 310 pilgrims, returning from Saudi Arabia, after performing the Haj landed here on Tuesday.

The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Basheer Khan, and Inspector General of Police S.P. Pani along with other officials received the pilgrims.

Another flight carrying 650 pilgrims is scheduled to land here later on Tuesday.

Around 10,000 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir performed the Haj this year. Two pilgrims from the state died in Saudi Arabia after performing the Haj.

–IANS

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