Azad University officials have banned students living in girls’ dormitories from wearing comfort clothing. According to Azad University officials, if a person does not meet the criteria for this instruction, the “Individual Adornment Committee” can prevent them from entering the university.
The Individual Adornment Committee is one of the new organs set up to crack down on girl students and impose the compulsory veiling on female students of Azad University.
According to the university’s instructions, the covering of female students should be the chador with suitable manteaux, trousers, scarves and socks in decent colors, or long sleeves and under the knee manteaux with conventional trousers and stockings.
Also, the hair and body of the woman should be covered according to the religious hijab. Women’s makeup is also forbidden.
The new bans by the Azad University have been announced to various units of the university since September 29, entitled, “Authorized and unauthorized examples of covering and appearance of the Azad University.”
The instructions also prohibit short sleeves for men, and the chador and manteaux for women are mandatory. (The state-run Fars news agency – November 3, 2018)
The research center of the mullahs’ parliament (Majlis), published a report in July 2018, according to which nearly 70 percent of Iranian women either do not believe in the Sharia veil (Chador) or are among “the improperly veiled” and protest the compulsory veil in Iran.
The report confirms that Iranian women observe the veil only through coercion and harsh restrictions. The report says there actually is a distaste regarding the (Chador) in part of society which leads them to choose the Customary Veil over the (Chador).
Chador is a head-to-toe, usually black, veil that covers all the body except for the face.
The term, Customary Veil, used in this report is meant to refer to the scarf or shawl that Iranian women use to cover their hair only to comply with the regime’s compulsory dress code and not out of their own religious convictions. The regime has made up the term, “improperly veiled” or “Bad-Hijab” in Farsi, to refer to this group of women.