July 31, 2021


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Hajj 2021: For the first time, women soldiers deployed for security in the holy mosque of Mecca


Thousands of people have reached the holy Mecca Masjid in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage. He may be surprised to see less crowd due to Corona virus here, there is something else here that probably no one would have expected for the first time. For the first time, women soldiers have been deployed for security inside the mosque.

People from all over the world are reaching the mosque in Mecca for the holiest journey of Islam. Dozens of soldiers have been deployed here for the first time since April, who are following all the rules and regulations necessary for the smooth completion of the journey. He is wearing a khaki uniform which also has a long jacket. His hair is also covered and there is a mask on his mouth to avoid the corona virus.

female soldiers stationed in Mecca

female soldiers stationed in Mecca

controversy over women’s rights
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tried to prove modernization in various ways amid criticism over women’s freedom in the country. However, during this time those who raised their voice for women’s rights have also faced action.

effect of corona on hajj
At the same time, this time the corona virus affected the Hajj pilgrimage. This year only 60 thousand people were allowed to travel who have got the vaccine. This time the passengers have been selected through a lottery system. These passengers were brought by bus to the Grand Mosque of Mecca. Coming here, he circumambulated the Kaaba.

According to the ministry, out of 5.58 lakh people, 60 thousand people have been selected for Haj. These are all fully vaccinated people without any chronic disease. The passengers are divided into groups of 20-20 to prevent the spread of the infection.