'Hijab Bill' passed in Iran, women to face 10 yrs in prison for violation
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Tehran, Sept. 21 -- Iranianlawmakers on Wednesday, September 20, passed a bill toughening penalties for women violating dress code, Iranian media reported.
The 'Support for the Culture of Hijab and Chastity' bill has been approved for a three-year trial period after 152 votes in favour, 34 against and seven abstentions.
Under the bill
As per a report by AFP
Women who fail to wear appropriate clothing in collaboration with foreign or hostile governments, media, groups, or organizations may face five to 10 years in prison.
If the hijab is being mocked on social media platforms, leading to a fine and a two-year ban from leaving the country.
Businesses or business owners who provide services to women without the hijab are also subject t...
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