Woman fights back against Iran morality police

This is the remarkable moment a defiant woman fights back against Iran’s stringent Morality Police after they confronted her about her clothes.

The unnamed woman was caught on camera taking a stand against a gang of agents at the Darzaveh Zowlat metro station in Tehran, Iran.

In the footage she can be seen booting one of three hijab-wearing policewomen after they took issue with her western clothing.

‘I will wear whatever I like. It’s none of your business. You aren’t my parents,’ she says in the clip as she chases them down the platform.

The enraged woman then boots one of the officers, sending her running away in fear before screaming at them: ‘You’ve corrupted this society with your ways!’

One of the morality police officers then screams at her – calling her a ‘b****’.

Eventually one of the male metro operators decides to intervene to help the woman, telling the morality police: ‘You shouldn’t intervene.’

This is not the first time the Iranian morality police have been caught on camera trying to enforce strict religious clothing protocol.

Last month, another woman was filmed being brutally beaten by a gang of agents after they deemed her red headscarf ‘insufficient’ coverage.

While in February Iranian police arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests as they protested against the dress codes which have been in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979.

In a further show of defiance several Iranian women recently took to social media to pose in public without their headscarves.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, a cleric who is considered a moderate within Iran’s political system, has previously criticised the morality police for their brutal tactics.

The police force’s stated mandate is ‘promoting virtue and preventing vice.’

But Rouhani warned; ‘Grabbing people’s collars to promote virtue will not work.

‘You cannot do it by being aggressive.’

The hijab and loose-fitting clothing became mandatory for all women in Iran in 1979.

The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families.

In Tehran today, some fashionable young women wear tighter clothes with a scarf loosely covering their head, technically meeting the requirements of the law while drawing the ire of conservatives.

Women arrested for showing their hair in public in Iran can receive jail terms of two months or less and face fines equivalent to $25.

Source » dailymail

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