An image of two members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice approaching a group of women near a set of swings in a public park in Saudi Arabia has gone viral, reported Akhbaar24 news.
The picture that was shared on social media sites and published in newspapers shows a small group of women sitting on swings approached by some members of the religious police. The religious police told the women to stop using the swings.
The action of the religious police has drawn criticism and support from the public. Some people who saw the picture lauded the Hai‘a for warning the women as using the swing could tempt passers-by, especially men, to harass or attack them. Others criticized the move stating that the Commission was unnecessarily interfering and repressing women.