Iran New Hijab Enforcement Plan starts To Suppress WomenPublished by Tirdad on September 2, 2019
Iran has started a new Hijab plan to further step up suppression of women for improper veiling across the country. According to Ayyoub Soleimani, the deputy police chief, new wave Branded as “Watch 2”, will be enforced from 1 September.
The new plan is designed to put maximum pressure on women.
According to the new plan, Police will be deployed in public places, including supermarkets and beaches to “verbally warn” women considered having “bad hijab.”
The Iranian Police have tried to implement another plan, branded as “watch 1, to monitor women who remove their veils inside their cars.
“The degree of police success in this plan was over 80 percent in most provinces, and between 40 to 50 percent in Tehran,” the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Soleimani maintained.
According to “Watch 1”, police force monitors women who are seen with “loose hijab” driving or being passengers in vehicles.
Hossein Rahimi, commander of Tehran’s Police, stressed that the police are obliged by the law to deal with any illegal action. He added, “The police will identify and deal with vehicles whose passengers remove their veils.”
Only in Gilan province, some 66,000 women have been called in to police stations via text messages on their cell phones, the state media reported in July. In Tehran, 300,000 text messages were sent to women and many cars were detained for weeks, Iranian media quoted the the regime’s Police Chief Hossein Ashtari as saying at the time.
Meanwhile, Ashari announced that another plan, named as Watch 3, that will control women’s dress factories and shops to prevent them from producing or selling “non-Islamic” dresses.
According to a survey published in July 2018 by the Research Center of the mullahs’ parliament, nearly 70 percent of Iranian women either do not believe in the compulsory veil or are among “the improperly veiled” and protest the compulsory veil in Iran. The report further confirms that Iranian women observe the veil only through coercion and harsh restrictions.