The Victory of Iran

Company abolishes Morality police

by Subhechcha Ganguly
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Despite the government’s stern attempts to put an end to the protest, Iranian women have continued staging demonstrations for more than two months. Finally, the parliament and courts are working to find a solution, according to the Iranian attorney general.According to AFP, Iran abolished its morality police force on Sunday, months after widespread unrest broke out in the nation as a result of the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who had been detained for disobeying the requirement that women wear hijabs. According to Rights Group, the ongoing unrest has resulted in up to 400 deaths.

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, when the liberal monarchy was ousted and the ultra-conservative Islamic clergy took its place, women in Iran are forced to wear the headscarf. Iran’s attorney general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, stated on Saturday that “both parliament and the judiciary are working [on the subject]” of whether the law requires any modifications. The attorney general stated that the review team met with the parliamentary cultural commission on Wednesday and “will see the results in a week or two.”

President Ebrahim Raisi said in aired remarks on Saturday that while Iran’s republican and Islamic roots were constitutionally secure, “there are means of executing the constitution that might be flexible.” The formal name of the morality police is Gasht-e Ershad, which literally translates as “guidance patrol.” The morality police also watch out for guys, such as their bears and their public mixing with people of the opposite gender, even though the public’s attention is still mostly on women’s clothing regulations. The primary reformist group in Iran demanded that the law requiring the headscarf be repealed in September. According to a statement from the opposition party, the Islamic Republic should “formally announce the end of the actions of the morality police” and “allow peaceful demonstrations.”

 

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