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Shocking revelation by UK Authorities about Hajj/Umrah Tour and Travel Operators


The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH) is a National Charity working for the welfare and wellbeing of British Hajj/Umrah.

Pilgrims expresses its grave concern about the shocking revelation by the UK Authorities about the non compliance of travel regulations by a large number of Hajj/Umrah tour and travel operators which is causing extreme suffering, exploitation, hardship, difficulties, and mental anguish for British Hajj/Umrah travellers at the hands of unscrupulous and rogue tour and travel operators.

ABH highly commended and strongly supports the initiative taken by Chairman of Birmingham City Council’s public protection committee, Councillor Neil Eustace who has written letters to Edward Davey, Minister of Consumer and Postal Affairs, and Baroness Warsi, who is Britain’s first female Muslim Cabinet Minister as well as the co-chairman of the Conservative Party to highlight the plight of innocent and vulnerable British Hajj/Umrah Pilgrims.

The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK has been campaigning tirelessly for the last decade to draw the attention of the relevant Government Departments towards the complete violation and disregard of the UK Regulations by a large number of unscrupulous and rogue tour and travel operators.

A number of Members of Parliament and Members of House of Lords have also offered their support to this campaign and this issue was raised in the House of Parliament as well. However, regrettably the community is still waiting for a decisive action to be taken by the Government to help and protect vulnerable citizens including elderly, sick, and disabled.

Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK once again strongly urges that Government Departments should not delay their course of action after Birmingham Trading Standards reported that just four out of 40 online and High Street travel agencies offering Hajj packages were completely compliant with travel regulations. The Government should take its responsibilities seriously and ensure the rule of law in this civilized and democratic society.

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