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Protests against hijab: Woman in Noida cuts her hair in solidarity with Iranian women

A woman in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, joined in the protest against the hijab campaign which is progressing in Iran. 

By wasmulhaq 
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Noida: The death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, remains a contentious issue not only in Iran but also in other parts of the world. A woman in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, joined in the protest against the hijab campaign which is progressing in Iran.

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The woman, Dr Anupama Bhardwaj, has cut her hair to show solidarity with the protesters in Iran.

The protests took place in Iran after the custodial death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was put in detention by morality police for not following the sharia laws regarding hijab on September 17. Since then, the protests have spread like wildfire in numerous Iranian cities, towns, and villages, which has led to the deaths of about 100 people, including several security personnel.

Security forces have been using tear gas to curb the protests.  However, in some cases, live ammunition videos posted on social media showed protesters demanding to end the clerical establishment.

Many women in Iran have chopped and burnt their hair publicly to protest against the country’s draconian laws. People are chanting “Death to the Dictator”. They were also demanding the end of the three-decade rule of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader.

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A fortnight ago, Turkish singer Melek Mosso cut her hair on stage. Iranian film-makers and many French artists have been continuously supporting Iranian women.

 

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