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Iran is reportedly renegotiating the hijab policy

Iran is reportedly renegotiating the hijab policy

Iranian authorities said they would review a decades-old law that requires women to cover their heads, as the country struggles to quell more than two months of protests linked to the dress code. The new move comes at a time when anti-government protests are intensifying.

According to the report of the news agency, the expert committee will hold discussions with the Parliament's Culture Commission on Wednesday and an announcement will be made within two weeks.

A popular protest broke out in the country after the religious police of Iran beat and killed a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini for allegedly not wearing the hijab properly. The agitation started by girls cutting their hair and throwing off their hijab, later spread across the country.

Occupying the streets, protesters set fire to the house of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic.

Anti-government protesters staged a jubilant demonstration after the Iranian team lost the World Cup soccer match. Official figures say that 200 people have been killed so far. After the Islamic revolution of 1979, strict laws came into force in Iran. Hijab was made compulsories for all women in 1983.

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