Emotional scenes unfolded at the Hajj House in Bemina on Thursday after the first batch of pilgrims arrived at the facility this morning, marking the beginning of their sacred journey.

The reporting time for the first batch of pilgrims was set for 8:30 AM

Amid tearful and heartfelt prayers, the families bid farewell to their loved ones as they prepared to embark on the holy journey. The second batch of pilgrims is scheduled to report at 11:30 AM.

Dr. Shujhat Qureshi, Executive Officer (EO) of J&K Haj Committee, said a total of 642 pilgrims are slated to take off from Srinagar International Airport.

He added in two flights, a total of 322 pilgrims each will take off today from Srinagar International Airport.

A total of 7008 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will be embarking on a holy pilgrimage this year.

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