A younger girl has been arrested in central Iran for “insulting the Islamic hijab”, state media mentioned Tuesday, after a video appeared to indicate her biking with out a veil.
“An individual who had just lately violated norms and insulted the Islamic veil on this area has been arrested,” Mojataba Raei, governor of Najafabad, advised IRNA information company.
A brief video shot with a cell phone was circulated Monday on social media networks exhibiting a bare-headed girl biking in entrance of a mosque.
The long-haired girl, whose head was pixellated, appeared to lift her proper arm within the air every now and then as she rode the bike.
IRNA mentioned the video of the girl “using her bike with out a veil in the primary sq.” and “in entrance of a giant mosque” provoked protests from residents and clerics in Najafabad.
Below Islamic regulation in pressure in Iran since its 1979 revolution, ladies should put on a hijab that covers the pinnacle and neck and that conceals their hair.
However many ladies have pushed the boundaries over the previous 20 years by permitting their veils to slip again and reveal extra hair, particularly in Tehran and different main cities.
“Her motive for committing this motion is being investigated,” the governor of Najafabad mentioned, with out disclosing the detained girl’s identification.
“The residents of this metropolis are holding a protest rally in the present day (after) the unprecedented violation of norms,” he added.
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