Saudi Arabia arrests 9 pilgrims for violating Hajj rules

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Nine people have been arrested for violating this year’s Hajj rules while attempting to enter restricted areas without proof of approval.

The Saudi news agency SPA quoted a statement signed by the spokesman for the Grand Mosque, Brigadier General Sami Al-Shuwairekh, as saying.

The statement said each of them was fined 10,000 Saudi riyals – about one million naira.

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Brigadier General Shuwairekh called on all pilgrims to abide by this year’s Hajj rules, saying “security forces will stop anyone heading to the Grand Mosque and its environs (Mina, Muzdalifah, Arafat) without full evidence.” not until the end of the month of Dhul Hijja “.

The Hajj begins on Saturday, July 7, 1442, and ends on the 13th of July, corresponding to the 13th of July.