Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law (PHOTO)

Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law (PHOTO)

Iranian activists protesting the compulsory hijab by taking it off in public have been joined by conservative Muslim women wearing the chador, a garment covering everything but the face.

Women wearing the full-length veil have been photographed holding out headscarves in front of them in solidarity with the anti-obligatory hijab movement. 

Their support of hijab protesters are part of a wider movement in Iran resisting the Islamic law, which dictates that women must cover their hair in public.

Two women are known to have been arrested for carrying out this form of protest in the Iranian capital since December, the Daily Mail reported.

The Islamic dress code, in place since the 1979 revolution, considers veiling obligatory for any female above 13 in Iran and says they should cover themselves from head to toe while disavowing any figure-hugging dress. 

Breaking the rules can result in fines of up to 500,000 rials (£17) and up to two months in prison.

Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law (PHOTO)
Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law (PHOTO)

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