Photos by Armin Karami, Mehr News Agency
On Saturday night, the police in Tehran went after the dog walkers and the women drivers with improper hijab. Owning dogs in Iran is frowned upon, and walking the dogs in the streets is forbidden. Also, women are expected to adhere to hijab rules. They are required to cover their hair and refrain from wearing heavy makeup. They are also expected to wear loose pants and manteaus to cover their skin without showing the body's curvature.
These rules are mostly ignored by the population and they aren't striclty enforced by the police either. But occasaionally, especially during summer times, the police and morality squads go into high gear and step up the enforcement.
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Fars news agency quoted MP Ali Motahari as saying that the president's alleged lax views on the Islamic dress code had allowed women, directly and indirectly, to dress in a way promoting "sexual provocation."
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