The Moral Security Police of Tehran sent thousands of text messages to warn commuters against flouting the compulsory veil behind the wheels. This comes at a time when people all around Iran are still struggling after devastation caused by the flood disaster.
In an interview with the state-run IRNA news agency, Hossein Rahimi, the commander of Tehran’s police, stressed that the police are obliged by the law to deal with any illegal action. He added, “The police will identify and deal with vehicles whose passengers remove their veils.” (The state-run IRNA news agency – April 25, 2019)
Regarding the text messages, he added, “Regardless of who takes off the veil in a car, the texts are sent to the car owners and the Moral Security Police holds the owner accountable.”
As for the recipients of the text messages, he noted, “Those who are summoned will be released after committing themselves in writing that they will not repeat the offense. Should the offense be repeated, the accused will be charged and referred to a court of law.”
He reiterated, “The measure by the police is legal and they do not have any qualms about continuing to enforce it.”
The text messaging by the Moral Security Police to summon citizens to the notorious police station on Tehran’s Vozara Avenue for not observing the compulsory veil inside their cars, caused a traffic jam in the area, something that Hossein Rahimi said had been perfectly managed!
One day after the text messaging, Hossein Ashtari, Commander of the State Security Force (SSF), declared, “We will step up our moral security plans and enforce them as strongly as in previous years.”
He claimed, “The plans are stepped up at the behest of the public and to promote calm and security.” (The state-run Fars news agency – April 26, 2019)