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Iran: Protesting women take off hijabs

Times of India | 18/09/2022 07:57 PM | Click to read full article

Several women hit the streets in Western Iran Saturday and took off their hijabs as a mark of protest over the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, who was reportedly arrested and beaten up by the country’s police for not properly following hijab regulations.

Viral social media videos showed women protestors removing their hijabs, a punishable crime in Iran, and chanting 'Death to Dictator' during the protests in Amini's hometown Saghez.