A video of an Iranian woman clashing with a group of fundamentalist Muslim women who work for the “Morality Police” has been circulating on Twitter, with most people supporting the woman’s defiance.
Al-bawaba Three chador-wearing policewomen were harassing a woman for her inappropriate head cover. At the time she got her phone out and recorded the incident on video. The women ran away when they saw the camera and pretended using their phones to get away from the camera.
As the main task for the morality police is to impose Islamic dress codes and norms of conduct in public among people, several incidents took place recently in Iran in which policewomen were seen attacking girls for not wearing a hijab or even if it was loose or worn in a wrong way.
The video is not the first of its kind. Iranian women have been protesting the morality police, their mandatory hijab practice and the discriminatory laws that rule the way women dress and behave in public places.
These chador-clad women from the morality police in Iran thought they could harass and boss me around for my hijab. They weren't expecting me to challenge them. Look how they're running away. Thanks to #MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign, fear is gone. They're the ones scared of us. pic.twitter.com/o9XW429eXA
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) April 30, 2019