Mumbai: The Haj Committee of India Thursday rejected as fake the news which appeared in a section of the media and later went viral on social networking sites claiming that it has advised the Haj Pilgrims not to carry Rs.2000 currency notes as the newly denominated notes are banned by the Saudi government.
"The Haj Committee of India issues notifications and written guidelines for every big and small thing concerning the pilgrims on Haj. They include flight status, health warnings, maximum allowable baggage, how the pilgrims could get Qurbani (Adahi) coupons and other related matters.
"We would have issued a written warning if there was indeed any issue with the Rs.2000 currency notes", he said.
"There is no reason for the pilgrims to get panicked as the news circulating in the media is not true", he reiterated.