Iran Hijab: Another revolution in Iran! Women set ‘hijab’ on fire one after the other, men also gave a big boost, see VIDEO

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Highlights

  • Protests against hijab in Iran
  • Women are setting their hijabs on fire
  • Protests erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death

Iran Hijab: Once again the same situation is being seen in Iran, which was seen earlier in the year 1979. Which is known as Islamic Revolution. This revolution changed everything. There is a huge opposition to the hijab in Iran at the moment. Protests are taking place in several cities, including the capital Tehran. Women are setting hijabs on fire and even cutting their hair to register a protest. Men are also actively participating in these demonstrations. Many videos of these demonstrations are going viral on social media. In which people are raising slogans against the country’s supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Despite the democratic system in the country, all decisions are taken by Khamenei.

These protests began in Iran when a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, was killed. Mahsa was detained by Iran’s Moral (Moral) Police for not wearing a hijab properly. The police are accused of torturing Mahsa, after which she died during treatment in the hospital. Mahsa’s family is saying that their daughter was beaten up a lot during her custody. While the administration says that the cause of Mahsa’s death was a heart attack. The demonstrations started from the western part of the country. This is the area, which is also known as Kurdistan. The people here have been adamant on the demand of a separate country for many years. Mahsa was a resident of the city of Sakej here. Here women protested with hijab in hand and raised anti-government slogans.

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death in custody

According to the New York Times report, Amini was also known by the name Gina. She had come to the capital Tehran from her hometown of Sakage. Here she went to meet relatives along with her brother, when she was taken into custody for violating the dress code issued for women in the country. Iran’s Moral Police has its own units to enforce laws related to dress codes in the country. Amini was not given any valid reason for her detention. However, media organizations say that he was detained because of his clothes. Amini’s mother has said in an interview to an Iranian media organization that her daughter had dressed according to the rules.

After being taken into custody, Amini was taken to the detention center. Where his brother was present at the time of interrogation. Local media reports said Amini’s brother heard her “crying” from inside, prompting an ambulance to be called. Amini was then taken to the hospital, where she slipped into a coma. Many pictures and videos of Amini lying on the bed of the hospital in an unconscious state are going viral on social media. In which there are tubes on his mouth, blood from his ears and bruises around his eyes. Iran’s security forces issued a statement saying that Amini suddenly collapsed and suffered a heart attack while being given “educational training” on the rules related to the hijab. However, Amini’s family said that she was completely healthy before the detention.

Iran’s security forces have also released the video, which is being said to be edited. In which the police officer is telling a woman seen as Amini. Who is seen talking to another woman in the detention center. Then suddenly she grabs her head and falls down. Then after the cuts in the video, the medical staff is seen entering the room. Amini’s family is yet to confirm whether the woman in the video is Amini or someone else.

How did the protests start?

After the death of Amini, the debate started in the matter of women’s dress code, rules related to it, detention and torture for breaking them. One of the biggest reasons behind the demonstrations is that Iran’s security forces have refused to take responsibility for the incident. Hengaw, a Kurdish human rights platform, says at least 38 people have been injured in the protests so far. The demonstrations first began outside Tehran’s Kasra Hospital. Where the police had brought Amini. Demonstrations then started outside Tehran and reached Saqej, the city of Amini.

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Police tried to keep the number of people at Amini’s funeral to a minimum, but still thousands of people were present at his grave. The Guardian reported that after Amini’s funeral, protesters also gathered outside the office of the governor of Sakage, and that soon the demonstrations turned violent. According to Kurdish human rights groups, police at the protest site used black pepper spray and tear gas against the protesters. Gunshots were also heard in several viral videos. In the viral video, female protesters can be seen taking off the hijab in solidarity with Amini.

The Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University also staged a peaceful protest with more than 100 students holding posters. These posters read ‘Women, Life, Liberty’ and threatened with punishment. Several women have shared videos of their hair cutting on social media in protest against the death of Sarkar and Amini.

What is Iran’s Hijab Law?

After the Islamic Revolution (1978–79) Iran passed a mandatory hijab law in 1981. Article 638 of the Islamic Penal Code states that it is an offense for women to appear in public or on the streets without a hijab. The Guardian reported earlier this month that Iranian authorities are planning to use facial recognition technology in public transport to identify women who are not properly complying with hijab rules.

In July this year, National Hijab and Chastity Day saw widespread protests in Iran, where women took to social media to publicly remove their hijabs. Several people had also posted pictures and videos of not wearing a hijab in public transport.

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi passed an order in July to enforce Iran’s hijab and chastity law with new sanctions. The government also issued an order against wearing high heels and stockings to prevent cases of ‘inappropriate wearing of hijab’. The order made it mandatory for women to cover their necks and shoulders.

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What was the 1979 revolution?

Whatever is happening in Iran today is being compared to the revolution in 1979. The Arab revolution, which the whole world knows today, is considered to be the beginning of the Islamic revolution of Iran. On 11 February 1979, the rule of the ‘Pahlavi dynasty’ (which was supported by the US) came to an end in Iran and the father of the Muslim revolution ‘Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’ was elected as the supreme leader of Iran. The Islamic Revolution in Iran started in 1977. By the end of 1978, this revolution reached its peak, after which the Shah of Iran ‘Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi’ handed over the post of Prime Minister to Shapoor Bakhtiyar on 16 January 1979 and left the country himself.

After this, with the support of the people, Ayatollah Khomeini dissolved the government on 11 February 1979 and on 1 April 1979 declared Iran an Islamic state on the basis of national support. In December 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini was elected as the supreme leader of the country by making a constitution. The biggest reason for Iran’s revolution was the Shah’s rule being cruel, corrupt and supportive of Western civilization. The violation of Islamic values ​​filled the public’s anger against the regime, which led to the Islamic Revolution.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution is also important because it had an impact on the whole world and the political and diplomatic landscape of the world is influenced by Iran’s Islamic Revolution somewhere. The Iranian Revolution was also one of the main reasons for the war that broke out between Iran-Iraq in 1980. That is why the Islamic Revolution of Iran holds an important place in history.

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