There are fierce demonstrations against the hijab in Iran. In which many people have also lost their lives. There are dozens of people injured. The Internet has been banned in Iran due to the increasing protests against the government. Along with this, Instagram and WhatsApp have also been banned. Meanwhile, the statement of WhatsApp has also come to the fore. In which the company has categorically refused to accept the ban of the government and has told the users to provide service using technology.
According to the news agency, WhatsApp said that we are present to connect the world in a private way. We stand by the right of people to send messages privately. We are not blocking the numbers of Iranian people. We are working to keep our Iranian friends connected and we will do whatever we can to keep our service running as we technically have.
Why is the protest happening?
Let us tell you that a girl named Mahsa Amini was arrested by the police in Iran. The police arrested him for violating Iran’s strict dress code for women. Police claim that Mahsa died of a heart attack. While Amini’s family claims that Mahsa was absolutely healthy. Something happened in police custody, due to which he died. After the death of Mahsa, the ruckus in Iran intensified. Despite the strict law of wearing hijab in Iran, women are protesting by taking off the hijab and burning the hijab in many places.
Biggest performances since 2019
These are being told to be the biggest protests in Iran after 2019, at that time the public took to the road regarding fuel prices. But this time a large number of women are protesting against Sharia laws. Women are not only burning hijab in protest, but are also protesting by cutting their hair.
Iran follows Sharia law
Significantly, Iran is an Islamic country, which follows Sharia law. In Iran, any girl over the age of seven is allowed to go out only after covering her hair. Also, from this age onwards, girls are asked to wear long and loose clothes. On July 5, Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi had implemented the Hijab Act, which is a kind of new ban imposed on women and girls in Iran. If anyone breaks these rules then they have to face legal action. Sometimes a fine is imposed on the breaker of the rules and sometimes even arrest is made.