The state-run ‘Hijab and Virtue Club’ issued a statement marking the so-called national virtue and hijab day.
Excerpts of the statement reads, “Today hijab and virtue have completely become a social and transgendered matter that is far beyond a religious behavior but which needs the will of both officials and the public.”
The statement states its demands and says: “We call on the judiciary to conduct necessary coordination with state security forces in having a much better and firm approach against such currents that are destroying the country’s cultural atmosphere. We call on state security forces to deal with mal-veiling by continuously strengthening its covert activities in order to find the opposition.”
(State-run website of Young journalists Club – July 12, 2014)