Iran bans movie competition over poster of actress with out hijab


Iranian authorities have banned a movie competition after a promotional poster confirmed an actress not carrying the hijab, a head protecting worn by many Muslim girls, Iranian state media IRNA reported on Saturday.

The thirteenth version of the Iranian Brief Movie Affiliation (ISFA) competition has been banned after Iran’s Ministry of Tradition and Islamic Steering deemed the poster inappropriate, in response to IRNA.

“The Minister of Tradition and Islamic Steering has personally issued an order banning the thirteenth version of the ISFA movie competition, after utilizing a photograph of a girl and not using a hijab on its poster in violation of the legislation,” ministry spokesman Mohammad Mehdi Samoui stated in a press release, in response to IRNA.

In mass protests throughout Iran final yr, girls burned hijabs and reduce their hair to protest the obligatory costume code.

The protests erupted after the dying of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being taken into custody by Iran’s morality police for failing to put on the hijab to government-mandated requirements.

The picture that brought about the ban on the competition is a promotional poster for the 1982 movie ‘The Demise of Yazdgerd’, starring Susan Taslimi, AFP reviews.

A video circulating on pro-government channels purports to point out a ceremony wherein the poster was unveiled by a girl not carrying a hijab. It isn’t recognized when and the place the ceremony happened.

“This picture pertains to a scene…in a movie that was produced earlier than the hijab was obligatory. Given the present sensitivities across the elimination of the hijab, the publication of the poster is deemed in opposition to social pursuits,” Samoui informed IRNA.

Iranian girls danger being arrested for not protecting their hair.

On July 16, state media reported that the nation’s vice police would resume patrols to power girls to stick to strict Islamic costume codes, after witnesses stated that they had all however disappeared from the streets of Tehran through the protests.

Saeid Montazeralmahdi, spokesman for Iran’s legislation enforcement physique Faraja, stated police would resume automobile and foot patrols throughout the nation from July 16, the official Fars information company reported.

Officers will warn girls who don’t comply first, whereas those that “insist on breaking the requirements” might face authorized motion, he stated.

In April, two girls have been arrested after a person threw yoghurt at them as a result of they weren’t carrying a hijab, in response to a video and a report revealed by the Mizan information company, Iran’s state justice media.

Video of the incident, which happened at a retailer within the northeastern city of Shandiz, reveals a person approaching one of many girls, who’s uncovered, and speaking to her earlier than grabbing a pot of yoghurt and throwing it on the two girls’s heads.

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