Iran has offered to freeze the bank accounts of women found to be wearing the hijab inappropriately. This was reported by the Iranian newspaper Donya-e-Eqtesad Referring to the statement of Hossein Jalali, Deputy of Iran and Member of Iran Islamic Culture Council Commission.
The parliamentarian is confident that such a measure will help stop the protests in the country and that Iranian women will start wearing the hijab properly.
Celali believes that there is no need to resort to arrest in case of violation of the rules for wearing a headscarf. The parliamentarian recommended that violators be given a written warning and that their bank accounts be blocked in case of repeated violations.
Iranian officials before removed the country’s moral police. The decision was made after more than two months of protests in the country. Mass riots broke out in Tehran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the morality police for wearing the wrong hijab. He died a few days after his arrest.
Iranian Parliament created a separate cultural council to deal with the compulsory headscarf issue.