Post Tagged with: "Mahsa Amini"

Support Iran Women struggle, but Avoid US Trap

Support Iran Women struggle, but Avoid US Trap

The ongoing struggle of the women of Iran for equality and gender justice is a very justified struggle which deserves full support as the right to dress in accordance with one’s wishes is a basic right of all women, both in itself and as a symbol of wider aspects of social rights and gender based equality. Authorities or morality police[Read More…]

by 29/01/2023 Comments are Disabled World
Salute Workers and People of Iran 

Salute Workers and People of Iran 

In Iran, the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, believed to be beaten following her arrest by the “Morality Police” on the grounds that her hair was visible, instigated the Iranian people to flood the streets, starting with women. The demonstrations, which began with demands against the Morality Police and the compulsory headscarf, have been going on continuously[Read More…]

by 17/12/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Execution of a Protester Intensifies Opposition to Clerical Rule in Iran

Execution of a Protester Intensifies Opposition to Clerical Rule in Iran

The uprising that began on September 16 in reaction to the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in police custody has been ongoing. The young generation of Iranians in schools and universities has joined the uprising to demand the end of clerical rule in Iran. The uprising has created the biggest challenge to the theocratic rule in Iran since[Read More…]

by 12/12/2022 Comments are Disabled World
U.S. Internationalizes Iran’s Unrest

U.S. Internationalizes Iran’s Unrest

The ongoing unrest in Iran since mid-September following the death of a Kurdish woman in police custody shows no signs of abating as of now. The unrest has drawn support from all social strata and assumed anti-government overtones. The efficacy of suppressing the unrest is doubtful. Iran is entering a period of turmoil. Indeed, the government faces no imminent threat[Read More…]

by 08/12/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Hijab controversy: No wonder women are always on the receiving end

Hijab controversy: No wonder women are always on the receiving end

Of late, opinions regarding the practice of Islamic women wearing hijab have run riot. However, the peak of controversies has been the non-western countries of India and Iran.  It has been over forty days since the mysterious death of the Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini while in custody of the morality police in Tehran on September 16, 2022 has sparked widespread[Read More…]

by 02/11/2022 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
The Protesters Want Fundamental Change in Iran

The Protesters Want Fundamental Change in Iran

Since the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16, unrest in Iranian cities has continued. So far, more than 100 people have been killed in the riots, and many political activists, journalists, and college students have been arrested. On October 3, after over two weeks of silence, the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, appeared at a police graduation ceremony and blamed[Read More…]

by 18/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Iran: A Movement For Democracy

Iran: A Movement For Democracy

by Harleen Sandhu and Sandeep Pandey After Mahsa Amini, 22 years old woman, was held by morality police in Iran for violating the Islamic Hijab code and she died within a few hours in police custody, Iran, mostly young women, has erupted in revolt. They are not afraid of giving up their lives like Sarina Esmaeilzadeh and Nika Shakarami, both[Read More…]

by 15/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
 The only option for Iran is to end the Hijab mandate

 The only option for Iran is to end the Hijab mandate

‘One day the hijab will no longer be compulsory in Iran, this is part of progress and development’ – Parvaneh Salashouri, reformist lawmaker, women’s faction in Iranian Parliament, 2018 ‘The hijab in the Quran is for women’s protection but what we’ve done is holding the hijab over women like a club’ – former President Hassan Rouhani, moderate cleric, January 2019.[Read More…]

by 30/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Enforcing Islamic Attire on Women Sparks Protests in Iran

Enforcing Islamic Attire on Women Sparks Protests in Iran

Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, the ruling clerics have strictly enforced the Islamic hijab on women in Iran. The clerics require women above puberty age to wear headscarves and avoid wearing tight clothing. On September 13, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-years-old woman, was arrested by Morality Police (Gashte Ershad) presumably for not having proper Islamic attire. Mahsa, who lived[Read More…]

by 29/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Demonstrators burn a scarf at a protest against the Iranian government on Sunday. (David Bates/CBC)

Defying Warning, Iranians’ Anti-hijab Protest Continues For 10th Night: 57 Deaths

Iranians took to the streets for a 10th consecutive night Sunday, in defiance of a warning from the judiciary, to protest the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in morality police custody. Images circulated by IHR showed protesters on the streets of Tehran, shouting “death to the dictator,” purportedly after nightfall on Sunday. Witnesses said that protests in several locations were[Read More…]

by 26/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
IMSD strongly condemns the repressive Iranian regime, questions the hypocrisy of the Muslim clergy in India

IMSD strongly condemns the repressive Iranian regime, questions the hypocrisy of the Muslim clergy in India

Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy (IMSD) strongly condemns the Iranian State’s obscurantist, authoritarian laws and their murderous enforcement, as also the denial of the citizens’ right to protest.  In this third decade of the 21st century it’s inhuman and barbaric to kill a fellow human being merely for not covering her head. At the same time, we question the hypocrisy[Read More…]

by 23/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Many protesters cut their hairs. Photo Reuters

At least 31 Killed As Anti-government Protests Spread Across Iran

Norway-based, Iran Human Rights Organization says that they can confirm that at least 31 protesters have been killed in the on-going anti-government, anti-hijab protest across Iran. Iran’s state-run media acknowledged on Thursday that at least 17 people have been killed in anti-hijab protests which have spread across the country. The protests have spread to more than 80 cities and towns across[Read More…]

by 23/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World