"When we say development with dignity, then we must also say Haj with Dignity. Around 1.75 lakh people will go to Haj this year. We are in support of strengthening the minority. Haj subsidy funds will be used for educational empowerment of girls and women of the minority community," he told the media.
However, there is an exception to the rules for the poor and people over 70 years of age.
He said that officials from both the countries will discuss on all the formalities and technicalities so that it can be re-started in the coming years.
Naqvi also stated that Muslim women in India have been allowed to travel for Haj without a 'Mehram', or a male guardian.
Naqvi met with Dr Benten at his office in Mecca on Sunday for signing the annual Haj agreement.
A total of 1,70,000 Indian pilgrims are expected to travel for Haj in 2018.(ANI)