Murder of a girl who opened her hair in Iran: Hadis Najafi, who is leading anti-hijab protests in Iran

Murder of a girl who opened her hair in Iran: 20-year-old Hadis was performing with women, and police shot 6 bullets

Sep 25, 2022 - 22:15
Murder of a girl who opened her hair in Iran: Hadis Najafi, who is leading anti-hijab protests in Iran

20-year-old Hadis Najafi, who is leading anti-hijab protests in Iran, is reported to have died in police firing. Several videos related to his death are viral on social media. According to the information, on Saturday, Hadis was protesting along with several women in the city of Karaj, located not far from Tehran. During this, the police shot him with 6 bullets.
Mahsa Amini was killed in the Moral Police custody in Iran on 16 September. After this, protests started in the country against the hijab and strict restrictions. In these, 50 people, including four women, have died so far.
Panicked by the demonstrations and repressed, Iran's radical government shut down the Internet a few days ago. So very little information is coming out from there.
Najafi was at the forefront of the women or girls who took charge of the protests after Mehsa's death in police custody, and that is why she became the eye of the Ibrahim Raisi government. Najafi, a 20-year-old student, did not wear a hijab even in front of the police and had also cut her hair in front of him. During one such protest in Karaj on Saturday, Moral police fired six bullets at Najafi.
It is being claimed on social media that Najafi's family has released the video of the last ceremony after his death. Many such videos are becoming viral on social media. However, till now no news agency has confirmed them. Many videos have also surfaced in memory of Najafi and paying tribute to him.
Elon Musk has started Starlink satellite service for Iran. However, even after this, the common Iranian may have a lot of problems in getting this service. The reason for this is technical. Actually, terminals will have to be made for Internet access from Starlink. There is little hope that the Iranian government will approve their installation. However, if someone installs a terminal, he can connect to the outside world through Starlink.
On the other hand, Iran's internet shutdown is a dangerous sign, according to Karim Saadjadpour, Iran affairs analyst at the Carnegie Endowment Center. The last time Iran shut down the internet, 1500 people were killed.
Mahsa Amini was detained by Moral Police on 13 September for not wearing a hijab. His body was found by the family three days later i.e. on 16 September. Now violent protests are taking place in more than 50 cities. In every city, women are taking to the streets against moral policing and the hijab law. Women who remained silent for two years have now become a big problem for the government. They are neither ready to wear the hijab, nor are they ready to cover their hair, nor are they ready to accept the decree to wear loose clothes.
Similar demonstrations took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2019. Even then there was firing on civilians, there were tremendous atrocities, and the internet was stopped. Now the same picture is in front.
Amini, also known as Zina, came to Tehran last week from her home in Kurdistan in search of work. His only fault was that he did not wear the hijab, for which he got the death penalty. By the way, the hijab law was made after the Islamic Revolution of 1981 and it has been opposed since then. Many times there were violent movements in protest.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer