Indonesia Highlights: Indonesia Cancels Sending Hajj Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia | Salvage Operation of Indonesian Submarine Ends | Indonesian Police: JAD Militants in Merauke, Papua Made Multiple Attemp

June 4, 2021, 07.24 AM
Hundreds of pilgrims around the world converge for the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (29/7/2020) AP/STRHundreds of pilgrims around the world converge for the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (29/7/2020)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com –Indonesia has canceled sending pilgrims to the annual Islamic Hajj in Saudi Arabia, after the country was left from a list 11 countries permitted to send pilgrims.

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Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas discusses the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and other issues at a hearing with the House of Representatives' Commission VIII in the Parliament Building in Jakarta, Friday (31/5/2021).  ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A/hp.ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas discusses the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and other issues at a hearing with the House of Representatives' Commission VIII in the Parliament Building in Jakarta, Friday (31/5/2021). ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A/hp.

Indonesia Cancels Sending Hajj Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Indonesia has officially canceled sending Muslim pilgrims to the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, after the country left out Indonesia from a list of 11 countries that are permitted to send pilgrims to the annual ritual.

Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas pointed out that the ban applies to all Indonesian nationals that go on pilgrimage through the Indonesian hajj quota or other means.

“The government decided to curtail sending [Indonesian] pilgrims for the hajj after [Saudi Arabia] has not cleared Indonesian nationals to go there. They were also unclear whether they will end or extend the closure of the airport there on July 14,” he said.

"Most of all, the global Covid-19 pandemic is still a threat to the health and safety of Indonesian pilgrims."

Indonesian Consul for the Hajj and Umrah (minor) Pilgrimage in Jeddah Endang Jumali confirmed Yaqut’s statement. “The Saudi government has yet to announce the operational aspects or mechanism for the holding the hajj during the [Covid-19] pandemic,” he said.

“They also have not given any information on the hajj quota [from Indonesia] or other technical aspects of the pilgrimage.”

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