Tuesday, June 22

More than 188,000 illegal pilgrims barred from entering Makkah

Makkah, Hajj Security Force Command disclosed today that so far more than 188,000 illegal pilgrims were turned back and barred from entering Makkah, citing that they didn't obtain Hajj permissions.

In a press release, the authority said 188464 and 83746 vehicles were driven back from entering Makkah through any of the 12 check points .

On last Sunday alone 8750 persons and 1226 vehicle were prevented from entering, the statement said.

Source: Saudi Press Agency