Iran deploys 2,000 new 'morality police' units to quell hijab rebellion


Iran has deployed 2,000 new morality police units in reaction to what officials call an "increasing defiance" of the compulsory wearing of hijabs. The units - called "resistance groups for verbal and practical response to bad-hijabi women" - were launched recently in the northern province of Gilan.

A campaign called "White Wednesday" that encouraged women to wear white and discard their hijabs has also gained support, much to the consternation of conservative clerics.

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