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Iranian Police Chief Claims 'Homeland and Religion Would Vanish Without Hijab'

May 7, 2024
1 min read
The police commander of the Islamic Republic has stated that the homeland would cease to exist without the hijab
The police commander of the Islamic Republic has stated that the homeland would cease to exist without the hijab

The police commander of the Islamic Republic has stated that the homeland would cease to exist without the hijab. 

During the government's crackdown on women opposing the mandatory hijab, Ahmad Reza Radan remarked, "If they remove the hijab, the homeland and religion will automatically vanish." 

"While we acknowledge economic challenges, how many women who refuse to wear hijab do so due to economic reasons, and what is the cost of their makeup and hairstyling?" he added. 

Since April 13, Iran's law enforcement agencies have been intensifying the enforcement of hijab regulations under the national action plan "Noor." 

There have been numerous reports of women being arrested and subjected to force for perceived violations of dress codes across Iran. 

Users across social networks are participating in a spontaneous campaign using the hashtag "war against women" to document their experiences and observations regarding the government's crackdown on the opponents of mandatory hijab.

Reports have also emerged detailing repressive tactics, especially targeting female students in various universities. 

Additionally, there has been increasing pressure on civil activists, political dissenters, women political prisoners, and cultural figures.

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