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Iran resumes rule of mandatory headscarf in car

Iranian police have reportedly again started to remind women to continue wearing their headscarves in cars.

According to a senior police officer, the police are implementing the new stage of the Nazer-1 program, also known as surveillance across the country.

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According to Fars news, the Nazer program that was launched in 2020 concerned the removal of the hijab in cars.

Earlier in 2020, car owners would receive an SMS text message warning them of a dress code infraction in their vehicle and threatening legal action if it occurred again.

The threat of legal action, however, seemed to be dropped by the police later.

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As per police, “The removal of hijab has been observed in your vehicle: It is necessary to respect the norms of the society and make sure this action is not repeated.”

Since the death of Iranian-Kurdish Mahsa Amini, on September 16 following her arrest in Tehran for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic’s stringent dress code for women, protests erupted across Iran.

Following the protests, many women were seen without a headscarf without being stopped in both more affluent areas of Tehran’s capital city and more traditional and modest southern suburbs.


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