Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iranian law has required all women to wear a veil covering the head and neck while concealing the hair. The director of an Iranian bank has been removed from his post for having served a woman who did not wear the compulsory veil in this country plagued by demonstrations, local media announced on Sunday.
“The director of a bank in the province of Qom, who had provided banking services on Thursday to an unveiled woman, was removed from office by order of the governor”, according to the deputy of this governor, Ahmad Hajizadeh, quoted by the Mehr agency. The dismissal of the director of this bank comes as Iran has been shaken by a protest movement since the death on September 16 of a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd arrested three days earlier in Tehran by the morality police who accused her of for violating the strict dress code imposed on women by the Islamic Republic.
Dozens of dead
The Mehr agency claimed that “the video of this person without hijab has caused a lot of reactions on social networks”. “The implementation of the veil law in government institutions is the responsibility of its director,” said Ahmad Hajizadeh, quoted by the agency. In Iran the vast majority of banks are in state hands.
Dozens of people were killed during the protest movement following the death of Mahsa Amini. The authorities denounce “riots” encouraged by the West and have arrested thousands of people.