Iran General NewsHardline Iranian militia protest French headscarf ban

Hardline Iranian militia protest French headscarf ban

-

AFP: Around 200 members of Iran’s hardline Basij militia staged a fresh rally outside the French embassy in Tehran Tuesday in protest at a ban on Muslim girls wearing the headscarf in French state schools.
“France is a prison for women”, “France’s decision is against human rights,” and “French law is a disgrace,” were among the slogans heard being chanted by the crowd, brough to the dowtown diplomatic compound in buses. AFP

TEHRAN – Around 200 members of Iran’s hardline Basij militia staged a fresh rally outside the French embassy in Tehran Tuesday in protest at a ban on Muslim girls wearing the headscarf in French state schools.

“France is a prison for women”, “France’s decision is against human rights,” and “French law is a disgrace,” were among the slogans heard being chanted by the crowd, brough to the dowtown diplomatic compound in buses.

Some three-quarters of the demonstrators were women dressed in the all-enveloping black chador.

The chant of “Death to France” also featured among the more usual cries of “Death to America/Israel”.

At the end of two-hour gathering, one of the protestors read out a statement from university student Basij members demanding the French government “to accelerate annulling this inhumane and unethical law.”

The statement also warned that “if the French government continues to enforce this Satanic law”, the Basij – a volunteer branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards – would pursue legal action in “international tribunals”.

Every woman in Iran, regardless of their nationality or religion, is obliged to observe the Islamic dress code and cover their hair or face prosecution.

Latest news

The Role of Students and Universities in Iran’s Nationwide Uprising

In the national uprising of the people of Iran, which started in mid-September this year, the students played a...

Snapback Sanctions, a Must Response to Iran’s Human Rights Abuse and JCPOA Violations

The protests in Iran have been going on for more than two months, even though the regime is cracking...

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Must read

Closing U.S. ports to Iran-tainted shipping

Wall Street Journal: States can deny docking privileges to...

Iran smuggling weapons to mercenaries, Lebanese insurgents

Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jan. 28 – Iran is secretly...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you