Canada Global (Web News) Iran has disbanded its moral police two months after violent protests against the killing of Mahsa Amini.
According to a foreign news agency, Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said that the moral police has no connection with the judiciary and has been abolished.
According to the report, Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri’s statement came during a religious conference where participants questioned him as to why the moral police had been abolished.
The Moral Police, officially known as Gesht Irshad or Guidance Patrol, was established under hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to popularize the culture of women’s head covering, modesty and hijab. And then the units started patrolling in 2006.
Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, announcing the end of the moral police, said that both parliament and the judiciary are working on the issue of whether or not there is a need to change the law on women’s head covering.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on state television that Iran’s republican and Islamic foundations are constitutionally linked, but there are ways of implementing the constitution that can be flexible.
It should be noted that the hijab was made compulsory in Iran four years after the 1979 revolution that overthrew the US-backed monarchy and established the Islamic Republic of Iran.