On Monday, The interior ministry of the Kingdom published photos of female security officers on duty for marking the recent historic reforms of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman under Saudi Vision 2030.
The pictures of the female Hajj and Umrah guards went viral soon after they were posted on the ministry’s official handle. “From the field, the security guard of Hajj and Umrah”, the caption reads.
The female guards will look after the worshippers and pilgrims and ensure that all precautionary measures are followed inside the Grand mosque.
Soon after international media covered the development, many people hailed the initiative and called it historic while others opposed it.