The ongoing protests against the hijab in Iran have turned violent. So far 31 civilians have been killed in Iranian security forces trying to suppress the demonstrations. Along with women, men also participated in the demonstration. Now it has spread to 15 cities. Violent clashes are also taking place between the police and the protesters. The police opened fire to stop the agitating people.
On Thursday, three more protesters were killed in firing. The death toll has gone up to 31 in 5 days. Hundreds of people are injured. More than 1000 people have been arrested. Iran Human Rights Director Mahmoud Emiri-Moghaddam said in a statement: “The people of Iran have taken to the streets to assert their fundamental rights and human dignity… the government is responding with bullets to their peaceful protests.”
The IHR has confirmed protests in more than 30 cities across the country. The demonstration first started in the northern province of Kurdistan in Iran, but now it has gradually spread throughout the country. Kurdistan where Amini was born. Against moral policing, youth have made a mobile app named Garshad. This app has been downloaded by 10 lakh people in 5 days.
Through this app, young people are being inspired to join the demonstration. In view of this, mobile internet has been closed and Instagram has been blocked in Tehran. On September 13, Iran police arrested a young woman named Mahsa Amini for not wearing a hijab. She died three days later, that is, on 16 September. After which protests started all over the country.