Posted by : Aahil Shaik Monday, April 25, 2022

Saudi authorities arrests number of Beggars in Makkah and Grand Mosque

The security authorities in Makkah have arrested a number of expatriates and violators, who were caught begging, including at the Grand Mosque.

The authorities stated that, it had arrested 2 people who were begging at the Grand Mosque, one is Indian national who is trying to win the worshipers sympathy by begging in the courtyards of the Grand Mosque and the other is a visitor of a Moroccan nationality who was begging directly next to the Grand Mosque. See Also : Penalty for Umrah companies for failing to provide service to the pilgrims

- Saudi authorities also arrested a violator of Yemeni nationality who used stretchers to deceive people that he is disabled and beg from them. Another person has been caught exploiting his minor son in order to beg by placing him in a wheelchair and the authorities find out that the child is in excellent health.

- Public Security renewed its warning against begging as a crime and punishable by law. The Kingdom has begun to impose strict sanctions to prevent begging.

- The Public Security in Saudi Arabia reminded everyone of the procedure for reporting beggars, by calling 911 in the regions of Makkah and Riyadh and calling 999 in all other regions of the Kingdom.

- This comes within the framework of the Public Security's continuous efforts to combat beggar, warn against beggars and raise awareness not to sympathize with them, in line with the relevant regulatory rules in this regard.

- The anti-beggary law of Saudi Arabia specifies that whoever engages in begging, incites another, agrees with him or helps him to practice beggar, shall be punished with the imprisonment for a period not exceeding 6 months or a fine not more than 50,000 riyals or both.

- Those who engages in begging, manages beggars, incites others, agrees with him or helps him in anyway to do any of that within an organized group that engages in beggary, shall also be punished with the jail term of not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than 100,000 riyals or both.

- The same law states that, all cash and in-kind funds that the beggar get from his beggary, or that would be used in it, shall be seized by a court ruling. In case of funds cannot be seized, the competent court imposes a fine equivalent to its value, with due regard to the rights of good faith. Join Saudi Expatriates channel on Telegram

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