Why Iran’s girls are burning hijab: Before the Islamic revolution, they used to wear skirts, now they are forced to wear hijab, see the change in pictures

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Women are once again on the streets of Iran. Tossing hijab in the air and shouting slogans against the religious police. The reason is the death of 22-year-old Mehsa Amini due to police beating. The only fault was that she was not wearing the hijab properly.

The requirement for Iranian women to wear the hijab came into force after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Before that, Iran was quite independent in the matter of women’s clothing under the rule of Shah Pahlavi. Here, the Supreme Court is hearing the petition of Muslim girls to wear hijab in India.

In Explainer, we learn about the changes in the lives of women in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979…

Pahlavi Shah banned wearing hijab

In 1925, the Pahlavi dynasty came to power in Iran. The first ruler Raza Shah was influenced by America and Britain. In 1941, his son Mohammad Reza Shah also understood the manner of western countries and the equal rights of women. These two rulers took many big decisions to improve the condition of women.

Now in the pictures below, how was the life of women in Iran before the Islamic Revolution of 1979…

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with his wife Rani Fauzia and Princess Shahnaz.  In this picture, Rani Fauzia is not wearing any hijab or Islamic dress.  (Source: AP)
Girls going to study at Tehran University.  It was the first university where Iranian girls could study.  (Nevit Dilmen)
Girls having a picnic on the streets of Tehran.  Girls wearing western dresses could often be seen in Iran of that period.  (Nevit Dilmen)
Iranian girls with makeup and open hair.  Women are still not forbidden to walk on the streets, but such makeup and hair have stopped appearing, because now it is forbidden to go out on the streets without a hijab.
1971 photo.  In this, a young woman in western dress is trying to get close to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

The Shia religious leader Ayotollah Ruhollah Khomeini opposed these policies of the Shah. In 1978, under his leadership, two million people gathered at Shahyad Chowk to protest against Shah. This is what is called Islamic Revolution. Women also took an active part in this.

In 1979, Shah Reza Pahlavi had to leave the country and Iran became an Islamic Republic. Khomeini was made Supreme Leader of Iran. From here Iran became a stronghold of Shia Islam in the world. Khomeini greatly reduced the rights of women…

Now look in the pictures below, how the life of women became after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran…

On 9 March 1979, more than 1 lakh Iranian women gathered on the streets of Tehran, the capital of Iran.  She was opposing the new Islamic government's decision to make compulsory hijab.
Women in burqa going for Friday prayers in 1980.
Women demonstrating for strict enforcement of the hijab rule for all women in 2006.  All the women in this picture are in burqa, except one little girl.

Women in Iran continue to protest against the compulsory hijab. A woman wearing a loose hijab in Tehran in April 2018. On which she was publicly thrashed by the female Morality Police Officer. This incident had gained discussion all over the world. Watch the video of the beating below…

Now once again the death of Mehsa Amini has raised the women of Iran against the hijab. Iranian women are burning hijab and burqa while dancing, singing, laughing…

Muslim girls reached the Supreme Court for wearing hijab in India

On 28 December 2021, 6 girl students of PU College in Udupi, Karnataka alleged that they were not allowed to sit in the classroom wearing hijab. Muslim girls started protesting for entry in college wearing hijab. When the school administration did not agree, the girls approached the High Court.

The High Court did not consider the hijab to be a part of the essential religious practices of Islam and dismissed all the petitions. After this the issue of hijab reached the Supreme Court, where continuous debate is going on.

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