Saudi Arabia Reforms: In all the countries of the world, when women’s rights are being talked about and women are fighting openly for them, in the meantime Saudi Arabia is constantly working to change its image. In the last few years in Saudi Arabia, many such decisions have been taken regarding women, which proves this point. A few days ago, the Saudi Arabian government announced the exemption of women performing Haj or Umrah to come to Haj without a mahram i.e. Guardian. The government said that there is no danger to women in Saudi Arabia, in view of this this decision was taken.
Apart from Haj without a Mahram (male guardian), Saudi Arabia has made many major changes regarding the rights of women. Prince Mohammed bin Salman is being praised for taking such big and bold decisions. This young prince has always been in discussion about his revolutionary decisions. We are telling you about some such decisions taken by the Saudi government.
Hajj obligatory ends with Mehram
First let’s talk about the latest case. A few days ago, Saudi Arabia’s Hajj Minister Tawfiq bin Fauzan Al-Rabiah announced that the requirement of Mahram for women in Saudi Arabia has been abolished. After this decision, many people associated with the government gave statements on social media and elsewhere that the security system in Saudi for women has become very good. Women do not face any kind of danger in their country. Let us tell you that millions of people go for Hajj in Saudi Arabia, in which the number of women is also very high.
driving license for women
Saudi Arabia took a historic decision regarding gender equality when women were issued driving licenses for the first time. In June 2018, women started getting driving licenses in Saudi. It was seen as a big decision all over the world. The struggle continued for many years to get this right. Saudi was the only country in the world where women were not allowed to drive. There have also been cases of punishment for women not being allowed to drive cars. This decision of the Saudi government was welcomed by the women of the country and celebrated fiercely.
cinema halls in saudi arabia
For a few decades, such laws and regulations were made in Saudi Arabia, which were discussed all over the world. Banning cinema in this was also one, but when cinema halls started opening in Saudi Arabia, this change surprised everyone. Here till the year 2017, all kinds of documentaries were shown in a small cinema hall made in a museum. All other cinemas were banned. Hundreds of new screens have now opened in Saudi Arabia and preparations are on to open all kinds of new doors for cinema. This decision of the Saudi government was seen with a view to woo the economy and youth. This was also one of the major changes that took place in Saudi, which put the picture of the changing country in front of the world.
Women’s right to vote for the first time
Saudi Arabia took a big decision regarding women in 2015, when women took part in any kind of voting here for the first time. For the first time, women had exercised their franchise in Saudi Arabia in civic elections. Although in 2011, the then King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud had announced the inclusion of women in the election process, but the decision was stuck for almost four years. With this decision of 2015, another shackles of women living all over Saudi were broken.
NEOM City Project launched
Saudi Arabia is known for its oil trade. Oil is by far the biggest factor in the Saudi economy. But it has been told in all the reports that this will not be the case in the coming few years. This is the reason why Saudi is now trying to shift its economy. Prince Mohammed bin Salman has started Project Neom for this. The aim of which is to shift Saudi Arabia from an oil dependent economy by 2030. This project started in 2017. A completely modern city is also being prepared under this project. Which will be 170 km long. It is considered very important regarding tourism, it is claimed that every year more than 1 crore tourists will come here.
Apart from this, the decision to give identity cards to women for the first time in 2001 and to end the practice of forced marriage were also part of major changes taking place in Saudi Arabia. Now whether you look at it by connecting it with the economy or in terms of modernity… Overall the picture of Saudi Arabia seems to be changing to a great extent in every respect.
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