Iranian Hijab Row: After the custodial death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini in Iran due to hijab, the hijab controversy in Iran has gained momentum. Security forces have taken violent action against the demonstrations against the ban on the hijab in Iran. At least 31 civilians have been killed in this case by Iranian security forces. These protests erupted after the custodial death of Mahsa Amini. Amini was detained by the Moral Police for not wearing a hijab, after which she died. Women are furious after Amini’s death. Even to register their protest, women are burning the hijab and some women are even cutting their long hair.
It is being said in some reports that after Amini was taken into custody, she went into a coma and died after that. According to the video shared on social media, after the death of Mahsa Amini, many women have started protesting by taking off the hijab. The death of Mahsa Amini has forced the whole of Tehran to take to the streets. A large number of women are protesting against the ‘dress code’ law of the country.
In several posts on social media, it is being claimed that Amini was physically tortured by the police for not wearing a hijab, due to which she died during treatment in the hospital due to head injury. However, this fact has not been confirmed. According to the police, Amini had fallen ill after being taken into custody, which led to her death.