Saudi to take action against illegal pilgrims
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Saudi to take action against illegal pilgrims

Saudi to take action against illegal pilgrims

The Saudi government has announced a number of options to reduce the number of illegal pilgrims including construction of a wall around the holy sites, deportation and fining of violators and provision of low-cost Haj services, Arab News has reported. The move comes after reports that more than 500,000 undocumented pilgrims performed Haj this year, despite the campaigns to discourage Haj without permits. Among the 230 licensed domestic Haj agencies, only 19 offered low-cost services with their prices ranging between SR1,900 and SR3,900, the Haj ministry said.

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