Iran urges enforcement of Hijab law

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Iran urges enforcement of Hijab law
Tehran, June 16: Iranian lawmakers have called on for the enforcement of the Hijab law which demands women to observe Islamic dress code, media reported Monday.

In a letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Sunday, 195 lawmakers urged the government to take steps against the influence of western culture which according to them has targeted Islamic values, Xinhua reported.

According to the law endorsed by Iran's Cultural Revolution Supreme Council, the mechanisms to enforce and correct the dressing code has been clarified to the government and the relevant institutions, the letter stated.

Following the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, the system obliged the women to cover their hair and their body with loose clothing in public.

Western satellite TV channels have invaded Iranian family foundations and the beliefs of the Muslim family in a bid to change their way of life, the letter stated.

If the government does not enforce the Hijab law, the country and the families will face serious cultural challenges.

After his election as president in June 2013, Rouhani pledged social freedoms which had been restricted in the time of former conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad via a number of means.

IANS

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