Iran was not like this before
Iran was not always like this, especially before the Islamic government was formed in 1979, women in Iran had complete freedom to live their life and it was common for women to wear bikinis. In Iran, it was a practice to wear the burqa only on the occasion of festivals, but then in the year 1979, the Islamic Revolution took place and then it was made mandatory for women to wear the hijab in Iran. Women’s rights were severely limited in Iran and the country made it mandatory for women to wear the hijab in public places. Women’s freedom was taken away under Sharia law and they were asked to wear hijab in such a way that their hair was not visible at all. Although at first the rules regarding the hijab were still a bit soft, but later governments started to make this rule more strict to please the clerics and the current President Raisi has advocated the strictest law to wear the hijab and if If a woman is seen without a hijab in public places in Iran, she is immediately arrested.
trying to crush women
Iran was ruled by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi before 1979, who was establishing the modern regime in Iran and challenged many of the orthodoxy of Islam, and therefore faced constant challenge from the fundamentalists. To suppress the fundamentalists, Shah Mohammad Reza started reducing the role of Islam in the country and he started trying to turn the people of Iran towards the old civilization and he started promoting westernization in Iran, which led to the development of the country. Mullah got irritated and declared him a kind of war against him by calling him a stooge of America. In the year 1978, more than two million people gathered to demonstrate against Shah Mohammad Reza at Shahyad Square, after which Shah Mohammad Reza left Iran with his family and a hardline Sharia law was established in Iran and All rights were taken away from women.
women are harassed
That is, Iranian women who once wore bikinis are now obliged to stay in hijab and many international human rights organizations have said in their reports, that women are harassed in Iran in a very bad way. Monireh, Yasman and Mozgan, three Iranian women who raised their voice for human rights, have been sentenced to 30 years in prison and their only crime was that they gave flowers to female passengers inside the metro. These women made a video before their arrest and said that they hope that one day every woman in Iran will have the freedom to dress as she wants. Amnesty reports that women who do not wear a hijab are held on charges of prostitution and then tortured.
What is the demand of Iranian women?
Iranian women have been fighting for their freedom and equal rights for the past several years and while talking to an NGO Equality Now, a woman named Dima Dabos said that, our fight is only that, we should be treated like criminals. shut down We should not be monitored and if we go to the market, we should not be monitored. He said that we should also have freedom of expression, equality of speech and we should also have human rights. But, Iran’s clerics do not agree with the issue of giving rights to the women of Iran and they call it against religion.
clerics deeply objected
One of Tehran’s imams, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, calls women’s rights a sin. He had said in an interview recently, that every woman has to follow the law made by the government regarding hijab and if she violates the law, then it is an unforgivable sin and it is equal to stealing or swindling. He said, ‘It is completely wrong to call Hibaz a name and this word is not with Allah. Neither does the Qur’an or any other religious text say to refuse to wear the hijab’. But human rights activist Dabos says Iran is now flooded with violence against women for wearing the hijab and religious fundamentalists are taking full advantage of it. He said that in Iran, religion is used to harass women and harass them in different ways.
Government had issued new orders
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is also deeply concerned about removing the hijab and had raised objections to the non-compliance of the hijab law by all in the past, after which new orders were issued by the government. At the same time, the father-in-law of Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi, Ahmed Almohoda, who is a very radical leader, also praised the government’s attorney for issuing a strict order regarding the hijab, under this order, the metro for not wearing the hijab. Climbing is banned.
women raising voice again
After the suspicious death of Mahsa Amini in police custody, Iran is once again in turmoil and Iranian women are fighting for their rights. Many such videos are going viral on social media, in which Iranian women are burning their hijab and cutting their hair and protesting against the Islamic government. So far, cases have been registered against more than 16 thousand women and hundreds of women have been arrested. Shots have also been fired at protesters, in which dozens of people are also reported to be injured. At the same time, the women of Iran are remembering the time when the generation immediately before them had freedom and they used to have the right to live as they wish.