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Turkish singer Melek Mosso chops her hair on stage in favour of ongoing anti-hijab protests in Iran

A Turkish singer, Melek Mosso, joined a large group of women in supporting the anti-hijab protests in Iran.

By wasmulhaq 
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Ankara: A Turkish singer, Melek Mosso, joined a large group of women in supporting the anti-hijab protests in Iran. A video of the performer cutting her hair on stage in support of the Iranian demonstrators has already become viral on social media.

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The protests took place in Iran following the death of Mahasa Amini, 22, who died after being detained by morality police on September 17, who were enforcing strict hijab laws. The protests have already extended to at least 46 Iranian cities, towns, and villages ten days after her death 

According to rights groups, over 75 people have been killed so far in protest-related skirmishes with security forces.

Social media video clips depict female demonstrators who have chopped their hair, taken off their hijabs and set them ablaze to protest against the strict dress code enforced in the country.

Women or girls over the age of seven need to cover their hair as per the Irani law. They have to wear long, loose attire. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced a new order on July 5 to enforce the hijab law that has added a new list of restrictions regarding women’s dress. Offenders have to face public backlash, fines, or arrest.

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