Saturday, May 18, 2024


Iran arrests four over publishing video of woman’s altercation with cleric in Qom

Four people have been arrested so far for publishing a video footage showing a noisy argument between a woman and a cleric who was allegedly filming her for not wearing a hijab in a clinic in the central Iranian city of Qom and sending the footage to a "hostile TV network", according to an official.

Iranian official: Morality police replaced with cash fines to enforce Islamic Dress Code

An Iranian official says Parliament has replaced operations by morality police with cash fines in order to deal with those refusing to observe the Islamic Dress Code (hijab).

Iranian interior min. backs hijab protectors in public places 

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has underlined the need for authorities to support those who promote good and prevent vices in the country’s public places like subway stations.

Scholar: Hijab bill approved by parliament flies in face of Iran’s Constitution

Iran’s Guardian Council stonewalled the formation of an experienced parliament in the country and now its decisions have come home to roost in the form of a highly controversial Hijab and Chastity bill, a religious scholar and researcher says.

Iranian federation head sacked over female runner without hijab

Iran’s Sports Minister Kioumars Hashemi on Tuesday relieved the president of the sports federation for the hearing-impaired athletes Mehran Tisheh-garan of his duties after a female runner took part in an even without observing the Islamic hijab, mandated by the country’s Constitution.

Former official: 81 Iranian athletes sought refuge in other countries

Iran’s former Deputy Minister of Sports says that 81 Iranian athletes have sought refuge in other countries, with 24 of them being women.

Former IRGC commander: Many policies against Islamic ideology

A former top Iranian commander with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has brushed aside the idea that ideological issues have been given precedence over national interests in Iran.

Iranian daily attacks Raisi administration’s proposed hijab law

An Iranian daily has censured a motion prepared by the President Ebrahim Raisi administration to fine women who don’t wear their hijab properly or to close down businesses that offer goods and services to those women.

Police arrest two women and a man for desecrating a religious site in Tehran 

Iranian police have arrested a man and two women for insulting a religious site in district 6 of the capital Tehran.

Spox: Raisi tasked police, Judiciary to address violations of hijab rules

The Iranian administration’s spokesman says President Ebrahim Raisi has tasked the Judiciary and law enforcement officials to address violations of Islamic dress code within the framework of the existing laws.

Iranian tourism minister criticizes court ruling against actress Azadeh Samadi 

Iran’s minister of tourism has criticized a court verdict that ruled Iranian actress Azadeh Samadi must attend psychotherapy sessions designated for socio-path personalities after she appeared in a mourning ceremony without the mandatory Islamic hijab.

Iran daily warns govt. about risk of new tensions over mandatory Hijab laws

An Iranian daily criticizes what it calls the return of “verbal and physical violence” to the society over the enforcement of Islamic dress code laws, warning of renewed unrest in the country over the matter.

Iran Parliament receives govt. bill on confronting hijab violations

The Iranian Parliament receives a government-approved bill aimed at confronting violations of mandatory hijab, or headscarf, in public locations through fines and denial of banking services to wrongdoers.

Tehran shopping mall shut down over improper hijab 

Authorities have shut down a famous shopping mall in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Removal of hijab is politically and religiously banned

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says removing the hijab in society in front of unrelated men is religiously and politically banned.

Man arrested for throwing yogurt on women without appropriate hijab

Authorities in Iran have arrested a man who threw yogurt at two women who entered a dairy store in Shanzid, northeastern Iran, without appropriate hijab.

Former Iranian official criticizes proposed heavy fine for hijab rule violation 

Iran’s former communications minister has criticized a parliamentary motion which would impose a fine of up to 3 billion tomans (roughly 60 thousand dollars) for women’s failure to observe the Islamic veil (hijab).

Iranian woman arrested for protesting hijab in video receives 5-year suspended sentence

Sepideh Rashno, a 28-year-old Iranian woman who was arrested on July 16 after she was filmed protesting hijab, has been sentenced to five years in suspended imprisonment and to writing a 110-page “research” paper about patriotism, her brother says.

Iranian daily: Protesters used compulsory hijab as pretext to voice greater demands

An Iranian daily says the issue of compulsory hijab in Iran served as “a pretext” for many protesters to take to the streets in the past weeks and voice three major demands, among them economic improvement, urging authorities to heed the calls.

Kayhan: 83% of women in Iran consider hijab as value

Iranian newspaper Kayhan says a recent opinion poll shows that 83 percent of women in Iran believe that hijab is a necessary dress code and does not hinder women’s social activities and freedom of action.

Larijani: Iran morality police should not get tough on ladies lax in wearing hijab

An advisor to Iran's Leader says police force should not get involved in the issues pertaining to Islamic hijab.

Iranian dailies: Hijab used as ploy to spark unrest in Iran

An Iranian principalist newspaper argues that Iran’s enemies who instigated the recent deadly protests in the country are in fact fumed over the Islamic Republic’s achievements in introducing Islamic hijab as a successful role model that challenges the modern Western civilization.

The Leader says hijab issue must be dealt with “very gracefully and logically”

The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says everyone should act “very gracefully, logically and away from unnecessary emotions” on the issue of hijab – the Islamic dress code -- and clear reasoning must be employed to expose the western colonialist attitude in rejection of hijab.

Iranian paper: Hijab quarrel on bus linked to bigger agenda

A recent spat between two women on a bus in the Iranian capital Tehran over their hijab that turned ugly has been serving as ammo for heated debates on social media.

Iranian daily: Dealing with flimsy hijab shouldn’t lead to social disunity

Efforts to enforce the law mandating that women in Iran wear a hijab in public should not become a matter of taste or grudge, otherwise it could lead to a bipolar society, Iran’s Etela’at daily has warned.

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