Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Friday, June 23, 2023
160,000 people turned back from Makkah checkpoints, for not having Hajj permits
Saudi Security forces stopped 83 fraudulent Hajj campaigns and turned back over 160,000 residents who intended to perform Hajj pilgrimage without a permit. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Twitter
At a news conference on Friday, Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Bassami, the director of public safety and head of the hajj security committee, announced that more than 5,800 people who had violated the rules of residency and work had been arrested.
– Al-Bassami maintains that the security arrangements Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Hajj, approved for this year were crucial in preserving order.
– “The overall plan for the duties and responsibilities of public security personnel during the Hajj, which included raising full readiness to confront everything that affects the breach of security or order and prevent all actions affecting the security and safety of the pilgrims.”
– According to the Director of Public Security, security personnel handled the work of Friday prayers, which was difficult because the majority of pilgrims were in Makkah, but 26,000 stayed in Al-Madinah. He mentioned the increased security presence at the holy sites and Makkah’s gateways to make sure no pilgrims were entering without authorization.
– According to Major General Mohammed Al-Amri, the Special Emergency Forces Commander of the Presidency of State Security, the emergency forces are present not only in Makkah, Madinah, and the holy sites but also in all locations to protect public safety.