JNN 25 September 2016 Riyadh : According to leaked documents of the Saudi ministry of health, at least 874 Hajj pilgrims lost their lives in Hajj for different reasons, mainly for not taking satisfactory Preventive Measures for the rescue and safety of the Haj Pilgrims.
This is while the total number of pilgrims was significantly lower than in previous years, as to total Collapse of Rescue and safety measures, Plus the High headedness of the Saudi Royal family Members.
Most of those who died in Hajj this year were from Saudi Arabia (239) while Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Indonesia and India lost 51, 84, 43, 31, 124 and 64 pilgrims, respectively.
Close to 1.5 million Muslims descended on the holy city of Mecca last week to perform Hajj.
Last year, the world witnessed the outright incompetence of the Saudi regime in running Hajj when the worst ever tragedy during Hajj took place in Mina.
More than 4700 pilgrims, including 465 Iranians, died on September 24, 2015, in a crush in Mina, near Mecca during the Hajj pilgrimage.
The incident came nearly two weeks after tens of Hajj pilgrims were killed in another tragic incident in Mecca.
On September 11, 2015, a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque in stormy weather, killing at least 107 people, including 11 Iranians, and injuring 201 others.
Saudi authorities have come under fire By the World Muslim federations for their inability to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who converge on Mecca for Hajj every year.
The Majority of the Muslims around the world are of the view, that the two Most Sacred and Holy Places of Islam , should not be under the Personal control of any family or Sect , but Unanimously the Sacred and Holy Lands of Mecca and Medina should be under the control of Organization of Muslims from all the sects and ethnicities from around the world , so the Best Brains among Muslims should take control of the Holy Lands of the Muslims and can take Preventive Measures Beforehand to foresee any disaster , and can at the same time Propagate Unity and Brotherhood among Muslims , without any discrimination of cast ,creed , sect or ethnicity , as this is the Main preaching of Islam also.
Bahriani Shia Pilgrims Arrested By Saudi Monarchy on the Event of Hajj .
According to hashtagsyria.com website, head of Bahrain’s Human Rights Society said the pilgrims, who have travelled to the kingdom individually, were arrested by the security committee of Bahrain’s Hajj committee.
In a message posted on social media, he slammed the move, saying that the Hajj committee’s responsibility is facilitating the pilgrimage for Bahraini citizens not arresting them.
Some sources say the reason for the pilgrims’ detention is that they have travelled to Saudi Arabia without obtaining permission.
Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf says it has no information of the number of Bahraini citizens going to Saudi Arabia without having the required permissions.
The Hajj is a pillar of the holy faith of Islam that every able-bodied Muslim who can financially afford it is obliged to undertake during their lifetime.