[Bad hijab in Iran under the mullahs’] A report was published upon the request of Iran’s repressive women’s Basij forces and its research and investigation branch.
The report indicated that 2,868 girls and women over the age of 15 were studied across the country and were divided in the three classifications of superior hijab, ordinary hijab and weak hijab.
According to the report, one of the reasons to mal-veiling was recognized as following daily fashion trends. It was noted that improper hijab decreases as women get older.
Another effective factor behind improper veiling among women is the use of satellite television and Facebook as well as political and cultural elements which influence them. The report reveals that job status, level of satisfaction with economic conditions, employment status of fathers and family conditions all have significant effect on improper veiling within Iranian women and girls.
The report also states solutions including: banning the use of satellite television networks, mandatory hijab in public and in social areas and having agents of the Guidance (Ershad) police confronting such cases.
The report finally expressed dismay by saying: “What is completely obvious with the current situation is that the number of cases of improper veiling is increasing and individuals who have normal hijabs and fit in the ordinary hijab classification, will move towards having bad hijab with the passing of time in the current society.”
(Fars state-run news agency – July 8, 2014)