Saudi deploys female security officers at Makkah’s Grand mosque

Saudi Arabia has stationed women police officers on duty for the first time in history at Makkah’s Grand mosque.

The Saudi Ministry of Interior shared the photos of female security officers patrolling the compound of the mosque.

The moves come as part of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud’s Vision 2030 reform.

The Ministry of Interior said on Twitter, “From the field, Hajj and Umrah security.”

The images were widely shared on social media and several news sites, including CNN.

The presence of female officers for Grand Mosque’s security impressed the social media users. The photos were retweeted and commented on by activists and analysts.

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