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Protests against the hijab in Iran that began on September 16 continue. Along with women, men have also joined the protest. It has now spread to 15 cities. Violent clashes are also taking place between police and protesters. The police opened fire to stop the agitating crowd. Three protesters were killed in a shooting on Thursday. The death toll has risen to 31 in 5 days. Hundreds of people are injured.
The case began on September 13. Iran’s Moral Police then arrested a 22-year-old girl, Mehsa Amini, for not wearing a hijab. His body was handed over to the family after 3 days, that is on September 16. The matter reached people through social media and so far this dispute has claimed 31 lives.
See some important photos related to the anti-Hijab demonstration in Iran.
On September 13, Iranian police arrested a young woman named Mahsa Amini for not wearing a hijab. He died in prison after 3 days. After that, the matter came into the limelight. Violent demonstrations are now taking place.
Masha’s father, Amjad Amini, said in a conversation with the BBC: The police and the government are just lying. I continued to plead before him to save my daughter’s life. When I saw his dead body, it was completely covered. Only the face and legs were visible. There were also injury marks on his feet.
Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi delivered a speech at the UNGA on Wednesday. Referring to General Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike two years ago, he also showed the photo. Surprisingly, not a word was said about the people killed in anti-hijab demonstrations in the country.
Iranian women demonstrate by removing their hijabs. The government, surprised by the protest, has closed the internet. Most of the women involved in the movement are school-university students. They are openly challenging the government in the streets.
Demonstrations are taking place in 15 cities, including Tehran, against religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei. According to the media, more than a thousand people have been arrested so far. Despite this, demonstrations against moral policing and the hijab continue in every major city in the country.
A journalist from Iran has published this image. According to him, the police fired pellet guns at the agitators. This photo was tweeted by some Iranian journalists on Wednesday. However, the internet there was later shut down.
The protesting women are demanding that the hijab be made optional rather than compulsory. In other words, Iranian women do not want the hijab to be imposed on them, but to wear it or not wear it according to their choice.
What is the Iranian moral police like
In a conversation with CNN, Human Rights Watch official Tara Cefari said: If you know any family or common woman in Iran, they will tell you what moral policing is like. They face this every day. According to Tara, this is a different police force. It has legal power, weapons and prisons of its own. It has recently launched ‘re-education centres’.
People who do not comply with the hijab or other religious laws are kept in detention centers. They are taught the strict laws of Islam and the hijab. It explains why the hijab is necessary. These prisoners must sign an affidavit before release. It states that they will follow the strict conditions of the affidavit.
Hadi Ghamini of New York-based Human Rights Watch says: The morality police have become very strict since 2019. Thousands of their officers also walk around in plainclothes. I don’t know how many women were arrested and imprisoned, they were tortured.
Women protest wearing hijab. Women have been raising their voices against religious law here for a long time. The special thing is that this time men are also seen together with women at the demonstrations. Hundreds of men have also been arrested.
Iranian women launched an anti-hijab campaign in the country on September 20, posting videos on social media without hijabs. After that, Iranian women living in other countries also organized protests at their own level.
Demonstrations against the hijab began in the western part of Iran. This area is called Kurdistan. The people here have been asking for a separate country for many years. After that, its scope expanded and now such demonstrations are held in about 15 cities.
Many women cut their hair in protest against the death of Mahsa Amini and the hijab is compulsory. These women posted videos and photos of themselves cutting their hair on social media in protest. The panicked government blocked the internet.
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