Iran to Disband Morality Police for Islamic Dress Code

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The morality police in Iran who are responsible for ensuring that Islamic dress code rule is adhered to, is being dismantled, as reported by the country’s attorney general.

Mohammad Jafar Montazeri made the remarks during an event on Sunday. Protests in Iran have raged for months over the murder of a young lady who was in jail following dress code issues.

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The morality police apprehended Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the Islamic head covering style. Mr. Montazeri had been questioned at a religious convention if the morality police unit was to be dismantled, and he said the morality police had nothing to do with the judiciary and had been removed from their current location.

Women-led protests, dubbed “riots” by the government, have rocked Iran since Amini died in detention on September 16, three days after her arrest by Tehran’s morality police.

All women, regardless of creed or country, must wear a headscarf in public and wear loose-fitting slacks under their jackets, according to legislation passed four years after Iran’s Islamic revolution.

According to Iranian clothing regulations, women must cover their lower body up to their ankles and wear loose tunics or jackets with long sleeves that cover their lower waists. Contrary to popular belief, leggings and thin pants are quite popular in Iran.

Short skirts are unacceptable. Tight jeans are fine as long as a long shirt or cardigan covers the behind. However, wearing them in Iran’s more pious towns is not advisable.

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