Iran Police: Failure to observe the Islamic hijab is a crime
WANA (May 16) – It has been a few months since a new round of dealing with women without hijabs has begun in Iranian cities. But this time, the approach is entirely different and also wisely. The police often follow the policy of verbal warnings. Warning texts are also sent to women who do not follow the hijab law.
In an interview with Iranian media, General Montazer al-Mahdi, cultural deputy and spokesperson of Iran’s police, stated that the plan of “chastity” and “hijab” is a mission assigned to the police, and the police will act on it based on their inherent, legal and religious duties.
“Taking off the hijab is recognized as a crime in the law, and considering that the police is a judicial officer, it must deal with the obvious crime.”
Opponents of Islamic clothing still seek to create two poles in society. They believe that Iranian women are not required to observe hijab. On the other hand, many Iranian families are against Western clothing and consider it to conflict with the dress culture in Iran.
“We believe that the women and men of Iran are chaste, and by observing the accepted laws and norms of the Islamic society, they will help create, expand, and grow safeness in various dimensions, including the society’s psychological security.” General Montazer al-Mahdi said.