Guidance patrols are back on the beat in Iran to crack down on women who defy the mandatory Hijab or veil.
The State Security Force (SSF) spokesperson announced that foot and mobile patrols would be stationed all across Iran to carry out missions and deal with individuals who insist on breaking social norms, the state-run Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday, July 16, 2023.
Saeed Montazerol-Mahdi, the SSF spokesman, said: Mobile and foot patrols will be stationed across the country to deal with those groups of people who insist on breaking the norms, unfortunately, without paying attention to the consequences of wearing dresses outside the norm. They will be dealt with legally and reported to the Judiciary starting today if they do not conform to the orders of the police.
Montazerol-Mahdi said the measure, aimed at expanding “public security” and reinforcing the “foundations of the family,” will be accompanied by prior warnings and threats.
Regime’s Clampdown Intensifies as Iranian Women Reject the Compulsory Veil
The recent measure by the State Security Force, reinstating the guidance patrols, aims to reign in the women who dare to defy the regime’s strict rules on Hijab and “Chastity” and their harsh and degrading punishments.
Forty-four years after the clerical regime took power in Iran and imposed the mandatory veil on women, the regime has lost control of the populace that rose up last year to topple the regime after the death of an innocent young woman at the hands of the guidance patrols, or what is better known in the West as the Moral Security Police.
More and more women defy the regime’s only remaining “Islamic” symbol, i.e., the women’s veil (chador). If they lose this, too, nothing will remain of the regime’s claims to Islam and its raison d’etre for holding on to power under the absolute rule of a supreme clergy.
With the approaching anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s murder, the regime feels the urgency of taking everything under control. Its clampdown on protesters and executions of innocent victims have only fueled the public’s anger, especially since the staggering inflation and bankrupt economy have made the populace poorer.
The people of Iran have nothing to lose, and they are united more than ever to overthrow the regime and establish freedom, gender equality, and justice for all.