Reactions poured on microblogging site Twitter and a majority of users supported the government's decision. Some termed it as 'emergence of new India', some said that it was "much needed move in secular India'. Here are some reactions:
User said it's a step towards women empowerment and tweeted, "Government ends Haj subsidy. The subsidy amount will now be used for educating Muslim girls. Great step towards women empowerment."
No more place for appeasement politics in "New India". Scrapping of Haj Subsidy is need of an hour. Great decision by Modi Government. Let's bring equality for all Indians. #HajSubsidyEnds- Soubhik Bala (@soubhik_bala) January 16, 2018
Some want more strong steps by the government. "Not only #Hajsubsidy but all grants/subsidies/benefits given on Caste/Religion basis should be stopped," a user tweeted.
#HajSubsidyEnds a visionary decision. 700 CR if used on Muslim girls education will definitely change the future of India. Because educated girls will ensure an educated future generation.- Nandan Warnekar (@NThoughts) January 16, 2018
"One Nation, One Law," wrote a user and thanked the Narendra Modi government for this decision.
As per Islamic law one should do Haj out of his own earnings, getting subsidy is against Islamic law. Good move by Centre . #Hajsubsidyends- Madhav (@mahesh10816) January 16, 2018