The Haj application forms for the ensuing Haj season 2017 would be issued and accepted from January 2 to January 24 by the Haj Committee of India, according to Special Officer, Telangana State Haj Committee, Prof. S. A Shukoor. In a press release, he said that as per the Action Plan announced by the Haj Committee of India the Qurra (draw of lots) for selection of the Haj pilgrims would be held sometime between March 1 and 8. Applications can be submitted online also. He appealed to the intending Haj pilgrims to keep their international passports ready before filing their Haj applications. The Passports should be digital one and valid up to March 31, 2018, he said.