Iran signals determination to enforce hijab rules

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Protests swept crossed the Islamic Republic pursuing the decease successful custody of Mahsa Amini successful September

By Sebastian Usher

Middle East analyst, BBC News

Authorities successful Iran person been making wide their determination to enforce the compulsory hijab connected women.

It comes aft months of protests demanding an extremity to the restriction.

A hardline Iranian MP has issued an ultimatum to the judiciary to travel up with measures to enactment a halt to women flouting the rules connected headscarves, wrong the adjacent 48 hours.

The wide protests that erupted crossed Iran successful September person mostly been quelled for present by brute force.

But immoderate women proceed to defy the rules connected wearing a mandatory headscarf successful public. Videos and pictures posted online amusement the upswell of vexation and choler with the restrictions is inactive a potent unit successful Iranian society.

A video posted this week shows a antheral throwing a tub of yogurt successful the look of an unveiled woman. His enactment was met with outrage by antheral and pistillate bystanders.

Protests swept crossed the Islamic Republic pursuing the decease successful September of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old pistillate detained by morality constabulary successful Tehran for allegedly wearing her hijab "improperly".

Thousands person been arrested and four protesters person been executed since December. But the authorities amusement nary motion of relenting.

The interior ministry announced this week that determination would beryllium nary retreat oregon tolerance connected the issue. The connection said that the hijab remained an indispensable constituent of Islamic instrumentality and arsenic specified would stay 1 of the cardinal principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The unyielding rhetoric echoed that of the caput of the judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, who precocious said that women who bash not deterioration the caput covering would beryllium prosecuted without mercy.

Now, a hardline MP has said that legislative measures indispensable beryllium taken to enforce what helium called the "divine decree" of the hijab.

Hossein Ali Haji Deligani said that if the judiciary did not supply specified enactment wrong the adjacent 48 hours, past MPs would enactment successful question a measure to capable the ineligible vacuum.

He said that it would beryllium successful enactment with a study by the parliamentary taste committee connected "chastity and the hijab".

The protests widened to encompass calls for a implicit overhaul of the Islamic Republic - but it remained rooted successful the contented of the hijab.

The representation of Mahsa Amini has remained the astir potent awesome of the movement, which for a portion was capable to shingle the foundations of the theocracy that has ruled Iran for much than 40 years.

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The BBC has mapped however the decease of Mahsa Amini sparked wide unrest successful Iran

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