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Iranian government shuts down women’s businesses for flouting hijab rule

Mr Javidan said over 40 businesses and shops were closed for shunning the instructions and abiding by the mandatory hijab rule.

• April 27, 2023
Iranian police force
Iranian police force

The Islamic Republic of Iran says businesses and shops of women who refuse to abide by its mandatory use of hijab veils are being shut down.

The police are also going after women to enforce the rule.

Ali Akbar Javidan, the police commander of Kermanshah Province, said the Public Places’ Supervision Department, in cooperation with “other responsible agencies, has begun the implementation of the chastity and hijab plan,” Iran local media report. 

Mr Javidan said over 40 businesses and shops were closed for shunning the instructions and abiding by the mandatory hijab rule.

Recently, the government warned that new technology will be adopted and surveillance cameras will be used to track down women not wearing hijabs in public places

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