HYDERABAD: The Iranian government has no plans to change its stance on women’s dress code. “Our rules and regulations support what the Quran and Islam teach and all we want is minimal. We don’t want people to be covered from top to bottom, it’s to wear decent clothes,” said Dr. Khadija Karimi, director of Iran (International Women and Family Affairs). the main ones
Addressing the media on the achievements of Iranian women at the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran here, Professor Zahra Sadat Mir Hashemi, chairperson of the department of Islamic law and jurisprudence at Az-Zahra Women’s University said that the protests. They were being used in Iran to spread false propaganda about the country.
Claiming that the media was misrepresenting Iran, he said: “There were 800 protests on various issues and all of them were dealt with in a proper and peaceful manner. As for the hijab protests, it has become the most talked about issue in the world because people are misusing the media.”
When Mahsa Amini died after being arrested in Tehran, Dr. Khadija said she succumbed to medical complications. Contradicting the viral video of the protests, Dr. Khadija said, “Iran is at peace and there are no protests anywhere in the country.”
“We are not taking away people’s right to freedom. Like any other country, we have set certain rules about the type of clothes that women should wear and that cannot be called cruel or wrong,” said Dr. Khadija. Women should have realized that the rules were for their own safety.
“It is a country’s internal matter whether they want to allow the hijab or not. We will not side with any country in such things,” Dr Khadija said when asked if Iran would stand with Muslims of any country if the hijab was banned.
Regarding the rise of Iranian smuggling, Mahdi Shahrokhi, Consul General of the Iranian Consulate in Hyderabad, said that Iran is working to reduce it. “We have also signed treaties with India regarding smuggling from Iran. The two countries are working together,” he said.
The official said Iran planned to make rules to ensure the development and protection of women. Underscoring Iran’s commitment to equal opportunities for its women, officials said 40 percent of doctors and 30 percent of those handling subspecialty wings were women.
“We are overcoming illiteracy among women and girls at a ratio of 99.3 percent,” Dr Khadija said.