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IMSD targets Iran over woman’s death, says ‘hypocrisy’ of Indian Muslim priests

Last Update: September 24, 2022, 07:23 IST

Protesters across Iran clashed violently with security forces since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.  (Image: twitter/joyskaram)

Protesters across Iran clashed violently with security forces since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. (Image: twitter/joyskaram)

The statement issued by Indian Muslims for secular democracy has been supported by around 100 prominent citizens from different cities and walks of life.

The Indian Muslim for Secular Democracy (IMSD) on Friday hit out at Iran’s “ambiguist” and “authoritarian” laws in the wake of the death of a young woman in police custody for allegedly violating that country’s strictly enforced dress code.

“IMSD strongly condemns Iran’s conservative, authoritarian laws and its murderous enforcement, as well as its denial of citizens’ right to protest,” the group said in a statement. It further states that in this third decade of the 21st century, killing a fellow human being just for not covering his head is inhuman and barbaric.

“At the same time, we question the hypocrisy of India’s Muslim clergy in not supporting Iranian women’s right to choose, an argument in the context of the ongoing hijab controversy in India.”

The statement issued by IMSD has been supported by nearly 100 prominent citizens of different cities and lives including freedom fighters GG Parikh, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Zeenat Shaukatali, Yogendra Yadav and Tushar Gandhi.

Protesters across Iran clashed violently with security forces since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was arrested by Iran’s ethics police last week for allegedly violating a strictly enforced dress code in Tehran. Police said she died of a heart attack and was not abused, but her family has raised doubts over her.

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