After Countrywide Protests Iran Abolishes its Morality Police
- 05, December , 2022
NewsToday: Iran dissolved its morality police after two months of violent protests following Mehsa Amini's death in custody.
According to the international news outlet "AFP," Iran's Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri stated that the moral police are unrelated to the judiciary and have been dissolved.
Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri commented during a religious conference where a participant asked him why the moral police had been dissolved.
Under hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the morality police, formally known as Gesht Irshad or Guidance Patrol, was established with the goal of popularising the culture of modesty and hijab or covering women's heads. In 2006, the troops began patrolling.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated on state television that Iran's republican and Islamic foundations are legally connected but that there are flexible methods to apply the constitution.
It should be mentioned that the hijab became mandatory in Iran four years after the 1979 revolution that deposed the US-backed monarchy and founded the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Later, before cracking down and arresting the women 15 years ago, the moral police issued warnings first. It should be mentioned that demonstrations have occurred across Iran since the murder of 22-year-old Mehsa Amini from Iran's Kurdish area on September 16 in jail due to 'improper clothes' at the hands of Iran's moral police. It's one of the most significant difficulties since the revolution.
According to the international news outlet "Reuters," the country's leading security agency stated yesterday that more than 200 people, including security officers, had been slain.
Despite the brutal crackdown, protesters chanted anti-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slogans and repeatedly called for the Islamic regime's overthrow, according to the report. According to Harana News Agency, 469 protestors were slain, including 64 minors, 61 security officers were killed, and 18,210 protesters were detained.
Maulvi Abdul Hamid, a well-known Baloch Sunni scholar, has called for a referendum to halt the mistreatment of demonstrators and to replace Iran's governance structure. He stated at the end of November that the public demonstrations demonstrate that the policies of the previous 43 years have come to an end.