Qatar Accuses Saudis of Barring Haj Pilgrims

According to Reuters, Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s haj, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca. Although 1,200 Qataris are eligible to perform the haj under a quota system, Qatar says it has become impossible to get permits.The state-run Qatar National Human Rights Committee said Saudi Arabia had shut down an electronic system used by travel agencies to obtain permits for pilgrims from Qatar.

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