Iran: Women burn their hijab in protest, five people killed, police lathi-charged in Kurdistan

In Iran, women have sounded the trumpet against the restrictions on the hijab and have taken to the streets. There has been an atmosphere of anger and tension in Iran after the death of a woman arrested for not wearing a hijab. In many places, women have burnt the hijab and cut their hair in protest.

On Friday, a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini died in a coma for three days in a hospital. Her health deteriorated in police custody, after which she was admitted to the hospital. Protests are now intensifying regarding this and the concerns of the government are increasing.

There are agitations in many universities of Iran. Protests are also taking place in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, according to Persia and Tanshim News Agency. According to the ISNA news agency report, hundreds of women have protested in central Tehran.

According to the agency, hundreds of women raised slogans against the government and took off their hijabs. After the protest intensified, the police resorted to lathi-charge and fired teargas shells at many places. Not only this, in many places, women have also raised slogans of death to Islamic Republic.

Similar to Tehran, there are demonstrations in Mashhad. The deceased woman is a resident of Kurdistan province, which is intensifying during the protests. At present, the police have also arrested some people so that the movement can be crushed. Actually, in Iran, it is mandatory for women to wear hijab when going out of public places or home.

Apart from this, wearing tight clothes and jeans is also banned. Not only this, there is an objection in Iran on clothes with more glitter. A section of women has been protesting about this, which has been fueled by the death of the woman. Meanwhile, the police say that the deceased was not even touched by the police.

Tehran Police Chief General Hussein Rahimi said on Monday that the woman had violated the dress code. On this the police caught her and asked her family members to bring ‘right’ clothes for her. Along with this, Rahimi said that there was no misbehavior with the woman. The students have protested against the death of the woman and demanded an answer as to how this incident happened. Protests are intensifying at Shahid Beheshti University.

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