Mahsa Amini’s father Stops Mullah to perform Last rights: Iran

Mahsa Amini’s father disallowed Islamic prayers over his daughter’s body due to on-going unrest in Iran.

After Mahsa Amini, 22, passed away while being detained by the morality police for breaking the nation’s tightly enforced Islamic dress code, protests have broken out in Iran over the past few days.

She was condemned by your Islam, and now you’re coming to pray for her? Don’t you feel bad about yourself? You murdered her for just two hairs! … In a widely shared video, Mahsa Amini’s father stated, “Take your Islam and go.”

Who is Mahsa Amini?

After a 22-year-old lady passed away while being detained by the morality police for breaking the nation’s tightly enforced Islamic dress code, protests have broken out in Iran over the past few days. Following the passing of Mahsa Amini, who was apprehended by morality police due to her supposedly slack headscarf, women have become angry and stopped wearing the hijabs, or mandated headscarves, that are meant to conceal their hair.

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Online videos have surfaced showing ladies chanting while spinning them overhead. Others have chopped off strands of their hair or burned them in wrath.

Many Iranians, especially the young, are incensed by Amini’s passing because they perceive it as part of the Islamic Republic’s oppressive policing of dissent and the morality police’s the increasingly harsh treatment of young women.

How do protests turn into Violence for Mahsa Amini’s Death

According to accounts, there were certain locations when demonstrators and police engaged in conflict. In addition, Tehran’s capital witnessed ominous clouds of tear gas. As in previous years’ rallies over water rights, the nation’s faltering economy, and other issues that have been violently suppressed, motorcycle-riding volunteers known as “Basij” in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have chased and battered protesters. 

Nevertheless, despite the prospect of being arrested, imprisoned, or even given the death penalty, some protesters continue to cry “death to the tyrant,” criticizing both the government of Iran’s theocracy and its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Why are Women Protesting in Iran?

Mahsa Amini was detained by Iran’s morality police on September 13. As she was on a visit to Tehran from her birthplace in the country’s western Kurdish region. She passed away three days after collapsing at a police station. Because she was draping her hijab too loosely, the cops apprehended her. In public, Iranian women are required to cover their hair entirely with a headscarf.

Only Afghanistan, which is governed by the Taliban, is currently actively enforcing legislation of this nature; even the ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has slowed down enforcement in recent years. 

The police claimed that Amini died of a heart attack and refuted claims that she was handled unfairly. A probe has been promised by President Ebrahim Raisi. Amini’s family asserted that she had no history of heart issues. And that they were denied access to her body before her burial. After her funeral on Saturday in the Kurdish city of Saqez. Protests broke out and swiftly extended to other regions of the nation, including Tehran.

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