Posted 12 апреля 2023,, 15:22

Published 12 апреля 2023,, 15:22

Modified 12 апреля 2023,, 17:12

Updated 12 апреля 2023,, 17:12

Iran: women without hijab will be banned from taking the subway in Tehran

Iran: women without hijab will be banned from taking the subway in Tehran

12 апреля 2023, 15:22
In the capital's subway, the authorities in Tehran are creating special groups of vigilantes who will have to ensure that Muslim women comply with the dress code. Women who do not wear a hijab will not be allowed to enter the subway.

According to the sharia law adopted in Iran after the 1979 revolution, Forbes reminds, women of the Islamic Republic are ordered to cover their heads and wear loose clothing in public places. Violation of the law threatens with a public reprimand, a fine or arrest and a prison term.

On behalf of the Government, the executive director of the Tehran and Suburbs Metro Operation Company, Masoud Darshti, has started creating a Chastity and Hijab Center, which should remind women of their duty to cover their faces in public places.

The day before in Iran, The Guardian reported, it was announced that the police will begin to identify women who violate Sharia law in public places with the help of CCTV cameras. Their installation on the streets and squares is associated with the growing number of women who violate the mandatory dress code.

Last week, two women were arrested in Iran after an unknown man doused them with yogurt in a store for appearing in a public place without a hijab.

Chief Justice of the Islamic Republic Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Eje said that refusing to cover his head "is tantamount to declaring war on Islamic values." Those who commit such acts will be severely punished without any leniency."

Meanwhile, a huge number of Iranian women began to refuse to wear headscarves after the death of a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the police in September last year for violating the dress code and she died of a heart attack after being interrogated with addiction. As you know, this led to massive anti-government protests throughout Iran. In protest against the arbitrariness of the authorities, women burned hijabs, cut their hair, and men shaved their beards. In Tehran, the rioters were called "agents of the West" and "enemies of Islam".