Iran Hijab Issue: The case of the death of a woman in police custody for not wearing a hijab in Iran has caught on. There is an atmosphere of unrest in the country and demonstrations are turning violent in many places. During this five people were killed in Diwandareh city. This is the part of the Kurdish region of Iran where most of the protests are taking place.
According to the Kurdish group, Hango Human Rights Organisation, soldiers opened fire on protesters in the Kurdish region of Iran. Protesters are taking to the streets across the country, especially in the Kurdish region, where there are 8 million to 10 million Iranian Kurds.
Meanwhile, Iranian women protesters cut their hair and burnt hijabs. Women are protesting against the strict rule of being on screen. Iran’s judiciary has started an investigation into the woman’s death. Please tell that it is mandatory for women to wear hijab in Iran.
How did Mahsa Amini die?
22-year-old Mehsa Amini was arrested by the police on 13 September for not wearing a hijab and she went into a coma after being beaten by the police, three days later Mehsa Amini died. Mahsa had gone to visit Tehran with the Amini family, but had no idea that not wearing the hijab would cost her life. Eyewitnesses say that on Tuesday, the religious affairs police arrested Mahsa Amini for not wearing a hijab, put her in a van and thrashed her badly. After this the news came that he had died.
Iran’s police denying the allegations
However, the Iranian police are denying all the allegations. Police say that Mahsa Amini died of heart failure. The death of Mahsa Amini has once again raised the issue of human rights and women’s freedom in Iran. Criticism around the world seems to have given the Iranian government an idea of the seriousness of the matter. President Ibrahim Raisi has ordered the Home Ministry to investigate the death of Mahsa Amini.