External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Wednesday said in the Lok Sabha that any increase in the Haj quota of States will depend on the results of the ongoing census. He said the quota of States is now allotted on the basis of percentage of the Muslim population as in the 2001 census.

“There are 17 States where the number of applications for Haj 2010 are more than the quota allotted and from these States, in general, there is a demand for allotment of more quota,” he said in a written reply.

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