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Iran's 'morality police:' What do they enforce?

The death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly not wearing her hijab correctly, has brought Iran's "morality police" under scrutiny. Who are they and what is their mission?

For decades, Iran's government has promoted what it considers the
For decades, Iran's government has promoted what it considers the "Islamic dress code." (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 02:20 PM IST
By, Delhi

50 killed in Iran protest crackdown, says NGO; thousands join pro-hijab rallies

Hundreds of Iranians across at least 13 cities from Tehran to Mahsa Amini's hometown of Saqez have poured into the streets, voicing pent-up anger over social and political repression. Authorities have alleged that unnamed foreign countries and opposition groups are trying to foment unrest.

A man cuts his hair during a demonstration in support of Mahsa Amini in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels on Saturday, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran.(AFP)
A man cuts his hair during a demonstration in support of Mahsa Amini in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels on Saturday, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 10:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

In soup over ‘Kaali’ poster, filmmaker shares pic of chopped hair amid Iran stir

Iran has been rocked with protests since the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, last week. She was detained by the morality police for inappropriately wearing the headscarf and died after spending three days in a coma at a hospital.

The chopped hair hoisted as flag. (Twitter/Leena Manimekalai)
The chopped hair hoisted as flag. (Twitter/Leena Manimekalai)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 10:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Over 100 PFI leaders detained in largest-ever crackdown: 10 points

The raids were jointly conducted by the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate and the state police forces and have been called the largest-ever raid. On Wednesday, the Karnakata government told Supreme Court about the role of PFI in the hijab row.

PFI protestors took to the street on Thursday morning after the raids on the premises of PFI leaders in Mangaluru. 
PFI protestors took to the street on Thursday morning after the raids on the premises of PFI leaders in Mangaluru. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 08:47 AM IST

On 9th day of hearing on Karnataka hijab row, SC says ‘losing our patience’

The top court heard submissions in the controversy for the ninth day on Wednesday. During the hearing, the Karnataka government informed the court that its notice on hijab ban is only applicable inside classrooms and not in school transport or campus premises.

A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia heard the hijab row cases on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia heard the hijab row cases on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 11:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
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