Anti Hizab movement is fast spreading in entire Iran. Thousands of women are on the streets.They are against the moral policing in the country.The protest was ignited after the death of a Khurdish woman Mehsa Amini. She opposed Hizab. She wanted to live her life according to her wish. she was arrested and beaten by police leading to her death, writes senior political analyst Vasindra Mishra
The anti -Hijab movement in Iran is not a mere protests by Iranian women. Its success will pave the path of total transformation in Iranian society. You may call it a movement for “perestroika and glasnost “in Iran . First time, in the global history, the narratives of perestroika and glasnost were used by late president of erstwhile Soviets Union Mikhail Gorbachev for his political survival in the last days of his presidency.
Due to his policies Soviet union was liquidated.He got the noble peace prize by the western world but in erstwhile Soviet Union countries he was blamed as agent of western world.His exit was highly disgraceful.
Similarly the whole world is familiar about strange relationships between America and iran. America has been against Iran’s nuclear program.Iranian army chief was killed by American drone attack in the past. The anti-American lobby in Iran blame America for its anti- hijab movement in the countryA nother important country like France had already banned Hijab.
Contrary to this the anti hizab movement is spreading in entire Iran. Thousands of women are on the streets.They are against the moral policing in the country.The protest was ignited with the death of Mehsa Amini. She opposed hizab. She wanted to live her life according to her wish.she was arrested and beaten by police.she lost her life.
Earlier before religious revolution Iran was known as modern country.Woman were allowed to wear dresses as per their choice. But in 1979 there was a religious revolution. And with the beginning of Khamenie era , the civil and individual rights of women were curtailed.
The anti hizab movement was started in 2009 by progressive women of Iran.They publicly discarded hizab . Mesha Ali Nezad led the protests.but later on she had to leave the country and got asylum in America. Another protest was launched in 2017. Almost all the western world from America to Germany and Italy to France are supporting the movement. United Nations has also expressed concern over the atrocities by Iranian government on protesting women. Women from entire world have expressed concern and announced their support to Iranian women.
Iranian Government is under tremendous pressure from internal and external forces. The western world has successfully isolated Iran from rest of the world . If the khamenie government of Iran has not taken this crisis tactfully, it would cost very dear to present regime.
And the country will have to face another revolution.