Iranian women say “no” to forced hijab

In the recent days, at least 7 Iranian women took off their hijabs in public, something which is not allowed according to Islamic laws in Iran. images posted on social pages show that some more Iranian women have taken their hijab in public.

In Iran, women are not allowed to take off their hijab in public according to Islamic laws. Laws have been in place in Iran since 1979 stating women must observe the Islamic dress code.

For the first time in Iran’s moderate history, a young Iranian woman, Vida Moahed, dared to remove her hijab during an anti-government demonstration in Tehran.  She became a symbol of liberation and protest against the pressure of the Iranian conservative government on women and was branded as a “hero” for most of the Iranians.

Now continuation of the trend, although would made woman to pay a high price for that, is a good news for women activists in Iran, a country which treats women as the second-class citizens.