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Iranian univeristy sutdents target of conservative backlash

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Head of Tehran University security announced that students who are not adhering to proper "hijab" (Muslim attire) will be impeded from entering the campus.

Tehran University is a stronghold of Iran's opposition movement
photo from a protest rally on December 12, 2009

Mehr news agency reports Mostafa Khosravi announced that those who dress "inappropriately" at universities will be reported to university security.

He added that wearing of "Maghnaeh" (one piece sewn head covering that has an opening for the face) for women is obligatory in foreign languages and educational sciences departments. He continued that three warnings will automatically lead to suspension.

Ministry of Science and Technology has issued a directive to all universities and higher education centres to take stricter action against violations of "proper Muslim attire" in the universities and colleges.

In the past months pro-government clerics have repeatedly spoken out against the violations of "hijab" in the society and described them as the root of "corruption" and disasters for the country.

Photos Parizad Khanom

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