Iran Says UK Linked Arrests Reflect Destructive Role In Anti Hijab Protests

Iran’s Anti-Hijab Protest: Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (December 26) that the arrest of citizens linked to the United Kingdom points to the subversive role of some countries in the recent hijab protests in Iran.

In response to a question about the arrest of seven British citizens, he said that the countries whose citizens were arrested had a very destructive hand behind these movements. He alleged that these countries had a destructive hand in instigating the riots in Iran.

What was Iran’s anti-hijab movement?
In Iran, after the death of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini in police custody on September 16, anti-hijab protests started across the country. It is alleged that Iran’s Morality Police beat Mehsa in custody for not wearing the hijab properly that she had to be admitted to the ICU where she died on 16 September.

After Mehsa’s death, anti-hijab movements started in the whole country. However, after two months of continuous agitation, the government had to bow down and abolished the Morality Police. In this movement which lasted for two months, 300 people died and many were injured.

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What was Moral Police?
Moral police in Iran have taken strict action against women who do not dress according to Islamic law in the country or break the Sharia law in force in the state in any way.

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