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Father, son detained in Saudi Arabia for taking pictures with tri-colour at Mecca

Father, son detained in Saudi Arabia for taking pictures with tri-colour at Mecca

 

Two Indian nationals from Vadodara were detained by the Saudi Arabia police Friday for posing and taking pictures with the Indian Flag inside the Haram in Mecca. While 12-year-old Uzair Ali was released immediately after the intervention of the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, his father Imitiaz Ali Saiyed (45) was freed on Saturday.

Imitiaz, a manager in an opticals at Old Padra Road is a resident of Tandalja area of the city. He had left for Mecca along with his wife and two children on Monday. On Friday he was detained by the Saudi Arabia police for taking a picture of his son along with the Indian tri-colour.

The Consulate General in Jeddah in a tweet stated, “Please note it is banned to display flags in Haram area. Our official has already met Mr Imitiaz Ali and son Mr Uzair Ali at Haram Police station. After our intervention, Uzair Ali has been released. We are following the case and all help being extended for early release of Mr Imitiaz as well.”

Source: The Indian Express

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