TEHRAN: Iran It is Saturday, it was reviewing a decades-old law It requires women to cover their heads as protests against the dress code continue for more than two years.
Protests have taken over Iran Since September 16, death in custody Mahsa AminiThe morality police arrested a 22-year old Iranian of Kurdish heritage for allegedly flouting the Sharia-based law.
Demonstrators have torched their heads and shouted antigovernment slogans. A growing number have abandoned hijab after Amini’s suicide, especially in Tehran’s fashionable northern.
“Both parliament and the judiciary are working (on the issue)” Whether the law Any modifications are needed IranMohammad Jafar Montazeri was the attorney general.
He was quoted by ISNA, but he didn’t specify what could change in the document. law by the two bodies which are largely in control of conservatives.
On Wednesday, the review team met with members of parliament’s culture commission. “and will see the results in a week or two”The attorney general stated that.
President Ebrahim Raisi spoke Saturday IranConstitutionally established, the republican as well as Islamic foundations of the country were established.
“But there are methods of implementing the constitution that can be flexible,” He made the comments in televised remarks.
The hijab headscarf All women were required to wear it in Iran April 1983, four year after the Islamic Revolution which overthrew the US backed monarchy.
It remains a sensitive issue in a country that conservatives insist should be compulsory while reformists want to allow individuals to choose.
After the hijab law became mandatoryWith the changing of fashion norms, it was commonplace for women to wear tight jeans and loose, colorful headscarves.
Raisi, a ultra-conservative, requested mobilisation in July. “all state institutions to enforce the headscarf law”.
However, many women continued their disregard for the rules.
September IranThe principal reformist party of’s demanded the mandatory hijab law To be rescinded.
The Union of Islamic Iran People Party was formed Saturday by the relatives of Mohammad Khatami (former reformist president). “prepare the legal elements paving the way for the cancellation of the mandatory hijab law”.
Opposition groups also call for an Islamic republic. “officially announce the end of the activities of the morality police” And “allow peaceful demonstrations”It said so in a statement.
Iran The government accuses its sworn enemy, America and its allies, Israel, Britain and Kurdish groups located outside of the country, with inciting the protests. “riots”.
A general in IranThis week, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps reported that over 300 people were killed in unrest since Amini’s passing.
IranThe Supreme National Security Council (the highest security body in the country), released Saturday’s death toll from the protests. “exceeds 200”.
According to the IRNA state news agency, it stated that the number included security officers and civilians. “separatists” As well as “rioters”.
Oslo-based nongovernmental organisation Iran Human Rights said Tuesday that at most 448 people had been violated. “killed by security forces in the ongoing nationwide protests”.
Volker Turk, UN rights chief said last week that 14,000 people were detained in the protest crackdown, including children.
Sportpeople, celebrities, journalists were all caught up in the arrests campaign.
According to Shargh, Mitra Hajjar was among the most recent to be detained. She was taken to her home on Saturday.
According to the Supreme National Security Council, violence has caused damage worth trillions of rials (millions) in addition to the human casualties.