Iranian Woman Arrested For Cycling Without Hijab, Accused of Insulting Islamic Veil | Watch Viral Video

Under Islamic law in force in Iran since its 1979 revolution, women must wear a hijab that covers the head and neck and that conceals their hair.

By Viral News Desk | Updated:Fri, October 23, 2020 1:10pm

A young woman in Iran was recently arrested by authorities for riding her bicycle without wearing the hijab as Iranian law mandates woman must cover their head and neck, concealing their hair. Also Read - Muslim Woman on Becoming First Hijab-Wearing Judge in UK: 'Make Sure The Sound of Diversity is Heard Loud And Clear'

Notably, the arrest came after a video of the bare-headed woman cycling in front of a mosque, went viral on social media platforms in the country. In the video, the unidentified woman, who has shoulder-length brown hair, can be seen raising her right arm in the air as she rides past a mosque.

Iranian journalist and activist, Masih Alinejad, lamented and said how riding a bicycle or being unveiled make women criminals in the eyes of "Ayatollahs" and remarked how many other women are languishing in jails because of protesting the forced hijab tradition.

"A person who had recently violated norms and insulted the Islamic veil in this region has been arrested," Mojataba Raei, governor of Najafabad, told IRNA news agency.

He also said that the motive of the action is being investigated. Meanwhile, there also have been protest rallies after the 'unprecedented violation of norms.'

"Her motive for committing this action is being investigated. The residents of this city are holding a protest rally today (after) the unprecedented violation of norms," he added.

Under Islamic law in force in Iran since its 1979 revolution, women must wear a hijab that covers the head and neck and that conceals their hair.

Published:Fri, October 23, 2020 11:42am | Updated:Fri, October 23, 2020 1:10pm


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