Ministry of Affairs reports 35 donation breaches in mosques

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KUWAIT CITY, April 3: The Ministry of Affairs has released a report detailing the activities of its field inspection teams during the third week of Ramadan. According to the report, these teams conducted a total of 452 field visits to mosques and 79 visits to the headquarters of charitable societies. During these visits, they identified and monitored various activities, uncovering several violations.

Among the findings were 31 violations related to the operation of clothing collection booths, with 21 booths being removed as a result. Additionally, 22 violations were recorded against a restaurant and a commercial company for soliciting donations to provide iftar meals for fasting individuals. These violations were detected through social media monitoring, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was notified accordingly.

Furthermore, the inspection teams identified 99 advertisements by associations, charities, and other entities that did not comply with advertising regulations. These entities were contacted to address the violations and ensure future compliance.

Violations within mosques were also documented, totaling 35 instances. These included advertisements for collecting donations to provide iftar meals, failure to adhere to imam schedules, and improper distribution of associations within mosques. The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs was informed of these violations for further action.

Additionally, the teams found 19 violations related to donation solicitation through social media advertisements, leading to contact with the Public Prosecution. Three violations were recorded for similar activities on the streets, prompting communication with the Ministry of Interior.

Moreover, 12 violations were detected on various social media platforms regarding donation collection efforts, with corresponding action taken. Lastly, two violations were identified involving volunteer teams soliciting donations for iftar meals and charitable projects, resulting in the preparation of a letter to the Community Development Department.

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