Iran: President calls women's protest a 'riot', orders to deal strictly
These demonstrations, which began after Amini was buried on September 17, have now spread to several cities. Women are protesting in different ways by lighting hijab, cutting hair and taking to the streets.
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has created a ruckus in Iran. Women are angry and are continuously protesting against the country's dress code law. This protest has now spread to 80 cities. Every step of the security forces to stop the demonstration is proving unsuccessful. Meanwhile, President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered strict handling of these protests. Raisi has called the women's protest a 'riot'. He said that there is a big difference between a Protest and disturbing public peace and security. Saying this, the President ordered to deal strictly with the protests.
Protests began in Iran when Mahsa Amini died after being detained by the Morality Police. Giving clarification on this, the police said that Amini died due to heart attack. While the relatives say that he was tortured. Just 3-4 days after being taken into custody, Amini was admitted to the hospital on the complaint of coma, where she succumbed to her injuries. Police say Mahsa was detained because he violated Iran's strict religious 'dress code'.
Head covering required for women in Iran
Actually, in Iran, it is necessary for women to wear a headscarf (hijab) in public places. Apart from this, there is also a provision for wearing loose clothes. This rule has been in force since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. This applies to every woman in the country. Police say that Amini violated this law by not covering her head. So he was taken into custody. These demonstrations, which began after Amini was buried on September 17, have now spread to several cities. Women are protesting in different ways by lighting hijab, cutting hair and taking to the streets.
Protests spread across 80 Iranian cities
After the death of Mahsa Amini, hundreds of protesters took to the streets and raised anti-government slogans. Most of the protesters are women. According to Iranian state television, the death toll in violent clashes with security forces rose to 26 on Friday. This unrest is said to be the worst in recent years, which has spread to about 80 Iranian cities. It would not be wrong to say that Amini's death has fueled a long-suffering fury in the Islamic nation over restrictions on personal liberty.