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.
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 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.
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.