Iran: An Iranian bank manager was fired because he provided banking services to a woman not wearing a hijab. Local media has given this information on Sunday, in which it has been said that in this country of more than 80 million people, it is necessary for women to cover their head, neck and hair due to the morality of the country and the law enforced by the police. The bank manager has violated this law due to which he has been fired.
Mehr news agency reported that the manager of a bank in the Qom province of the capital Tehran had provided bank services to an unknown woman without a hijab on Thursday, as a result, she was removed from her post by order of the governor.
Video of woman who came to bank without hijab went viral
Meher quoted Deputy Governor Ahmed Hajizadeh as saying that the video of the woman who came to the bank without a hijab went viral on social media, after which many people commented on that video. Hajizadeh said that most banks in Iran are state-controlled and it is the responsibility of managers in such institutions to enforce the hijab law.
Mahsa Amini was killed in September due to hijab
Iran has been rocked by nationwide protests since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody on September 16 for allegedly flouting dress code rules. Women took to the streets to protest against the hijab. Riots and violent protests are continuing in the country since September till now. Dozens of people, mainly protesters but also members of the security forces, have been killed during the demonstrations. In this regard, Iran says that such riots are encouraged by its western “enemies”.
Wearing hijab is compulsory in Iran
The hijab became mandatory in Iran four years after the 1979 revolution that overthrew the US-backed monarchy and established an Islamic republic. Later, with changing clothing norms, it became common to see women in tight jeans and loose, colorful headscarves. But in July this year, ultra-conservative President Ibrahim Raisi called on all state institutions to mobilize to enforce the headscarf law. However, many women continue to break the rules.
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