This video clip shows a young woman in Shahr-e Rey, a suburb of Tehran, walking in a park without wearing the compulsory veil. A male State Security Force officer stopped and ordered her to not move, until a female agent comes to arrest her.
The young woman defied the SSF agent, walking away. That is when the SSF agent jumps on her and throws her to the ground.
Iranian women are becoming increasingly defiant of the compulsory dress code and pay the price of standing up to the SSF and a plethora of vice and guidance patrols to express their opposition to the clerical regime’s dress code imposed on Iranian women against their free will.
The State Security Force Commander, Hossein Ashtari, revealed in September 2016 that, “Some 2,000 women who wear improper clothing are arrested every day in Tehran and some other provinces.” (The state-run Tasnim news agency – September 29, 2016)
Throughout the year, Iranians disseminated video clips of women getting arrested in parks and streets for mal-veiling and dropping the veil. These video clips are moving in terms of bringing to life the horror Iranian women face every day on the streets. The images of lone women being violently dragged into SSF vehicles and vans, while screaming and struggling to break out of their hands, are devastating. And these scenes are repeated at least 2,000 times every day all across Iran.
The compulsory veil in Iran was the subject of a report published by the research center of the mullahs’ parliament (Majlis), in July 2018.
According to the report, only 35 percent of Iranian women value the Sharia veil (Chador), and nearly 70 percent of women either do not believe in it 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. Chador is a head-to-toe, usually black, veil that covers all the body except for the face.