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Saudi Arabia has banned more than 400,000 illegal pilgrims from entering Mecca for not having Hajj permits, Saudi Press Agency reports.

This was highlighted by the interior ministry during a news conference on Hajj security plans that were designed to accommodate more than two million pilgrims expected to perform Hajj 2017.

Saudi Arabia has taken serious steps, including fine and jail terms against violators to ensure smooth Hajj operation for the pilgrims. The ministry also announced that until on Tuesday 1.7 million foreign
pilgrims and around 200,000 domestic pilgrims had arrived in Mecca.

More than 100,000 members of the Saudi security forces will participate in this year Hajj 2017 this week.



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