University of Tehran Southern and Main Entrance Gate (file photo)

University of Tehran Southern and Main Entrance Gate

Tehran University To ‘Strictly’ Enforce Mandatory Hijab

Thursday, 01/19/2023

The dean of Tehran University has threatened that based on a new decision students who do not comply with compulsory hijab will "be subject to disciplinary action".

Mohammad Moghimi said Thursday that according to the new regulation approved by the university council, women without proper hijab will be identified upon entering through their student cards.

According to him, after identifying the students, messages will be sent to them, and they will be asked to observe the mandatory hijab.

“In the next step, the university will contact the student's family and if the student still does not observe the mandatory hijab, a disciplinary case will be filed against her,” added Moghimi.

The dean of Tehran University warned the students that “as of now, the mandatory hijab regulations will be strictly enforced.”

During the nationwide protests in Iran following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, universities have been the scene of anti-regime protests, however the authorities of the Islamic Republic have imposed extensive restrictions on the protesting students.

For instance, a few days ago, Shargh daily reported that security organs have banned around 50 students from entering Urmia University in the northwest.

After months of protests, many women have removed their hijab in big cities and the government is hesitating on a full clampdown, afraid that it would inflame more unrest.

Earlier, sources reported increasing pressure through "exclusion from dormitories and suspending students."

IITV News (54) - DC
IITV News (54) - DC
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