Hajj is something that cannot be performed anywhere on the planet earth except at Makkah. We see it live being performed there on the TV yet, we say, no, our Hajj day will be on the 16th and the day after it - the day of the sacrifice - on the 17th. I think the rituals connected with Hajj must be observed all over the world with Makkah and on the very same day when these are performed there. I dont know why must we stick to the local date of the 10th of ZulHajj to observe it as we cannot perform Hajj anywhere else in the world except Makkah. COL. RIAZ JAFRI (RETD), Rawalpindi, November 14.