State sources gave news of a letter written by Rouhani addressing Khamenei about analyzing the ‘promoting virtue and prohibiting vice’ plan.
This plan is completely at the service of suppressive forces and will increase the pressure on women.
This plan was first passed in the Iranian parliament in October 2014. The substance of the plan gives news of a serious threat by Ansar-e Hezbollah (extremist group) that will treat women anyway they want without any authorization. Elements of Ansar-e Hezbollah have since the beginning of this year, given news of initiating motor patrols to fight against ‘improper veiling’. They intend to toughen the conditions for women.
(Rasa News Agency – June 31, 2015)