Another initiative of change in Saudi Arabia, women security personnel deployed for the first time in Mecca Masjid, Saudi Arabia: first time women stand guard in Mecca during haj
Women security personnel guarding Mecca Masjid. Photo – Saudi Ministry of Interior
Maize : In the last few years, changes have been seen in the society of Saudi Arabia. Especially in this country women are being given more rights. Now women security personnel have been deployed in the security of the holy site Mecca. This is the first time the Saudi government has deployed women security personnel to guard Mecca Masjid. Women security personnel posted here are helping the pilgrims who have come to perform Haj.
Dozens of women joined the security squad
According to a Reuters report, dozens of women have joined this squad of women’s protection since last April. Now these women have been deployed in the security of pilgrims in Mecca and Medina, important places of Islam. One of these Mona says that she joined this force with the inspiration of her late father.
Mona is posted in the security of the Grand Mosque
Wearing a khaki uniform, jacket and black cap, Mona is stationed in Mecca. She takes care of the security around the Grand Mosque of Mecca. Refusing to divulge her family name, Mona said, “I am fulfilling my late father’s unfulfilled dream by being posted in Mecca, the most sacred place. It is a very honorable job to serve Haj pilgrims.
Saudi Prince has made many changes
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman plans to modernize the country. He is putting a lot of emphasis on this. For this, he has made many social and economic changes in the past. Salman wants a change in the prevailing thinking about Saudi Arabia. He has also taken out-of-the-box decisions to attract foreign investment.
Action on women activists also
As part of his ‘Vision 2030’, the Saudi prince lifted the ban on women driving vehicles. Allowed adult women to travel without the permission of their guardians and gave women more rights in family matters. Along with this, the monarchy has also taken action against women activists who raised their voice in favor of women’s rights.
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