Surveillance Cameras in Iran’s Public Spaces to Enforce Hijab Regulations

The Iranian police announced today, Saturday, that the authorities are installing cameras in public places and on the streets to monitor and punish women who do not wear the hijab.

The police said in a statement that offenders would receive “text messages warning of consequences” upon discovery.

A statement released by the Mizan judicial news agency and other state-run media said the move was intended to “end resistance to the hijab law” and added that such resistance distorts the country’s spirituality and sows insecurity.

A police statement released on Saturday urged business owners to “diligently monitor their compliance with social norms through rigorous audits.”

The issue of the veil has once again returned to the forefront of political, social and media discussions in Iran with the expansion of the veil removal phenomenon in the country.

Since mid-September, a series of protests have taken place in Iran against the backdrop of the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, at a police station, where she was detained by the so-called “vice police” for “improperly wearing a hijab.” .”

Despite the risk of violating the mandatory dress code, women are still often seen naked in malls, restaurants, shops and on the streets across the country.

Video clips of unveiled women resisting the vice police have circulated on social media.

Last month, the head of the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, accused domestic elements and foreign parties of raising the hijab issue in Iran.

Source: Rothers

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