Hijab protests cool down in Iran: 20,000 people jailed in 4 months
Hijab protests cool down in Iran: 20,000 people jailed in 4 months, desperate protesters now returning to their homes
The anti-hijab protests that have been going on for four months in Iran have come to an end. Desperate, people left the protest and started returning home. The reasoning behind this is that the anti-government protests are not showing any effect on the government. On the contrary, the government is adopting an even more strict attitude. The performance is over. Its formal announcement has not been made yet.
Here, fierce opposition towards the government is still prevailing among the people. In fact, on September 13, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini came to Tehran to meet her family. She was not wearing a hijab. The police immediately arrested Mahsa. He died three days after his arrest i.e. on 16 September. After this, the matter came into the limelight.
Anti-Hijab protests started across the country. Due to this, now more than 20 thousand people including footballers, actors, journalists and students have been jailed. More than 100 people have been sentenced to death. 4 protesters have been hanged.
Here, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may be breathing a sigh of relief after four months, but there is still opposition among the people. University campuses, where the demonstrations continued for the longest time, have been turned into fortresses with security guards and cameras. Banners praising the Islamic Republic have been put up. The Internet has also been banned.
The protests have subsided, but the problems for the government have increased. The country is in disarray. Travelling Iranians are scrambling for the plane, train and bus tickets. The rial has lost 50% of its value against the dollar.