Iranian Women Take Off Hijab to Protest: After the death of a 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini in Iran, the Hijab row has gained momentum. Amini was detained by the moral police for not wearing a hijab, after which she died.
In several posts made on social media, it is being claimed that Amini was physically tortured by the police for not wearing a hijab, due to which she died during treatment in the hospital due to head injury. happened. However, media agencies have not confirmed this fact. Iranian police have denied allegations of physical abuse of Amini. According to the police, Amini had fallen ill after being taken into custody, which led to her death.
It is being said in some reports that Amini went into a coma after being taken into custody and died after that. According to the video shared on social media, after the death of Mahsa Amini, many women have started protesting by taking off the hijab.
Ruckus after Mahsa Amini’s death
Amini was a resident of Sakej in Kurdistan. According to a video shared on social media, women protested and raised anti-government slogans at Amini’s funeral in Sakej on Saturday. Police fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. Behzad Rahimi, a member of parliament from Sakage, told the semi-official ILNA news agency that some people were injured at the funeral. One was admitted to Sakej’s hospital. Kurdish rights group Hangau said 33 people were injured in Sakej.
At the same time, in a video going viral on social media, it is seen that hundreds of women gathered near the university in Tehran on Sunday and took off the hijab and held an anti-government protest. Protests are being held on social media by trending the Persian hashtag #MahsaAmini. So far 16 lakh 30 thousand more posts have been shared with this hashtag.
Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad shared a video of a woman cutting her hair on his social media account. She wrote in the tweet, “Iranian women are expressing anger by cutting their hair and burning hijab in protest against the killing of Mahsa Amini by Hijab Police.”
Police dealing with protesters like this
According to state media, authorities have started an investigation into the cause of Amini’s death, but the results of the forensic investigation may take three weeks to come. In a video posted on social media, police can be seen taking action against women who took off their hijab. Police is seen pushing and harassing women.
According to Iran’s Sharia law, women are obliged to cover their hair and wear loose-fitting clothing. Failure to do so is subject to punishment and fine. Let us tell you that in recent months, social workers have intensified the campaign to remove the curtain.
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