Congress leader Ahmed Patel appointments in Haj committee
The Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat and Political secretary to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel appointments in Gujarat State Haj Committee.
Gujarat Congress MLA Gyasuddin Sheikh who has been elected from Shahpur assembly seat in Ahmedabad has also been included in this committee as member.
History of Haj Committee of India
The City of Bombay has a very long association with Haj. Muslims have been proceeding for Haj through Sea Route during British Rule and earlier, starting their holy journey from the Sea-Port of Bombay.
The records available indicate the existence of the Haj Committee, Bombay in the year 1927.
The then Commissioner of Police Mr. D. Healy, Esq., was the President of Haj Committee, Bombay and prominent Muslim Public Representatives were the Members. The first formal meeting of Haj Committee, Bombay was held on 14th April, 1927.