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New Hijab Crackdown Launched in Tehran

Thousands of women are arrested in Iran each year for their "inappropriate" dress.
Thousands of women are arrested in Iran each year for their "inappropriate" dress.
By RFE/RL
TEHRAN -- Tehran Police Chief Hossein Sajedinia says a new campaign to crack down on dress code violations has been launched in the Iranian capital. 

Sajedinia was quoted by Iranian news agencies as saying that police will go after clothing manufacturers and companies that import dresses deemed inappropriate.

He said authorities also will pursue individuals who wear the clothing.

Thousands of Iranian citizens are detained and fined each year during the annual crackdown, usually launched in spring, which aims at enforcing an Islamic dress code.

The hijab became compulsory following the 1979 revolution.

With reporting by the Mehr news agency and RFE/RL's Radio Farda
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by: n from: iran
April 28, 2012 17:23
They say that every year
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by: ahmed from: Hp
April 29, 2012 05:34
n from Iran ,
" They say that every year " Fine !!!

But can you please tell the non-Iranians, like us, what the hijab protects ? The modesty of the wearer , or the intentions of the male observers ???

Does this really work ? Or, is it just a show ?

Where i live, no one wears a hijab------and that is no problem to any body, male or female !!!
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by: n
April 29, 2012 18:44
Like the person explains below, most women only wear a loose scarf around their head. It is the law to cover up and most Iranian women rebel against the law by wearing looser head scarves, tighter jeans and mantos. The Iranian regime makes women wear them to try to further control Iranian women but Iranian women are different from other women in the middle east and continuously fight back by exposing more parts of their skin and hair.

"Where i live, no one wears a hijab------and that is no problem to any body, male or female !!!"

This is a ignorant comment. If you look at orthodox jews, women choose to cover up because of their religious beliefs. This is not just something that is unique to the middle east. Many women in Iran choose to wear more modest clothing which is their choice.

You need to not categorize a country by how people dress. Iran has one of this highest rates, if not the highest, of educated females that have graduated college in the middle east.

by: Sey from: World
April 29, 2012 01:00
What is worn by the majority of women in Iran, at least as far as I've seen, is not hijab, not even close to hijab.

Women in Iran use what I see resembles the veil used by Christian Orthodox women in church or the cloth over the hair within the sari in India, a piece of cloth like the lady in the picture is using which leaves half of the hair uncovered.

As far as I know that is not hijab

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