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Awqaf calls on Hajj organizers to provide E-bracelets for pilgrims
August 21, 2016, 4:35 pm
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Kuwait Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs called Sunday on all Hajj organizers to provide an electronic-bracelets to all pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj season.

The ministry's Undersecretary 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 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 organizers 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 organizers to abide by, and for the same reasons mentioned previously. 

Source: KUNA

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