We have been following the Iranian crackdown on “badly veiled” women. It now appears that at least 62,000 women have been issued warnings about their failure to properly cover their hair in the Shiite holy province of Qom.
It appears that this crackdown is a summer tradition in Iran.
Guardian Council chief Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is rallying clerics all over Iran, stressing “[d]rug traffickers are hanged, terrorists are executed and robbers are punished for their crimes, but when it comes to the law of God, which is above human rights, [some individuals] stay put and speak about cultural programs.” He asked followers “[s]hall we let badly-veiled women be free in the society corrupt our youth?”
What is most striking is the report that police had also confiscated around 100 cars for carrying improperly dressed women, adding that “encouraging such relaxations are among the objectives of the enemy.”