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KUWAIT’S AWQAF CALLS ON HAJJ ORGANISERS TO PROVIDE E-BRACELETS FOR PILGRIMS

KUWAIT, – Kuwait Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, called Sunday, on all Hajj organisers to provide electronic-bracelets to all pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj season.

The ministry’s Under-secretary, Farid Ammadi, made the call, in a statement, on the sideline of a Hajj Raising Awareness campaign, to members and administrators, in cooperation with the ministry of health.

Ammadi added that, the goal of providing such bracelets was to ensure safety of all pilgrims and maintain contact with them at all times, in case of emergency during the Hajj rituals.

The Undersecretary added that, the electronic bracelet is basically an electronic watch, connected via satellite, to determine the location of those wearing them, in case of rushing times during the Hajj season.

Ammadi noted that Hajj organisers are free to choose which type of electronic bracelets they provide to their customers, however the bracelets must meet the ministry’s specified technical requirements.

The official said, the ministry’s decision matches the Saudi’s similar move, which imposed on all Hajj organisers to abide by, and for the same reasons mentioned previously.

Source: Name News Network