- Strict ban on laughing or expressing happiness for 11 days in North Korea
- Condolences on the 10th anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
- Weeping fast even when someone dies is not allowed, severe punishment for breaking the rules
North Korea is mourning. This is the mourning of the 10th anniversary of its former leader Kim Jong Il. On the completion of 10 years of the former leader’s death, the people of North Korea have been banned for 11 days. During this, the people of the country can neither laugh nor drink alcohol. Government officials have given strict orders not to express any kind of happiness to the people in memory of the death of Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il ruled North Korea from 1994 to 2011, when he died.
According to the news of DailyMail, after Kim Jong Il, his third and youngest son Kim Jong Un took charge of the country. Now, on the 10th anniversary of his death, the people of North Korea have been ordered to observe 11 days of ‘strict’ mourning. During this, no one can express his happiness by laughing or drinking alcohol. Talking to Radio Free Asia, a resident of Sinuiju city said that during the mourning period we cannot drink alcohol, laugh or do other pleasant activities.
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Rule breakers never seen again
Kim Jong Il died on December 17, so on this day no one will be able to market to buy goods. According to sources, people in history who were found to be consuming alcohol or rejoicing during mourning were arrested and punished as ideological criminals. The officers took them away and they were never seen again. According to the report, even if someone dies in one’s family during mourning, they are not allowed to cry loudly and they can take the dead body out only after the mourning is over.
Police guard on people’s ‘grief’
It is said that during this time people cannot celebrate their birthday. A second source said police officers have been asked to keep a constant watch on the people to ensure that they are grieving enough. North Korea’s brutal dictator Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack on 17 December 2011 at the age of 69. He ruled the country for 17 years. This mourning is celebrated every year in North Korea which is of 10 days. But this time on the completion of 10 years of his death, it will be 11 days.