News channel CNN anchor Christian Amanpour has said that she could not interview Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi because he refused to wear a head scarf. It has to be told that these days there is a tremendous uproar in Iran regarding hijab and women have come out on the road. Since the death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, there have been strong protests against the government in Iran. All the women there have shared videos of burning hijab and cutting their hair on social media.
The protests against the death of Mahsa Amini have turned violent and so far 31 people have died in it.
However, CNN anchor Christian Amanpour was to interview Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi in New York on Thursday. The Iranian President had arrived in New York to attend the session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Kristian Amanpour tweeted that after several weeks of planning and 8 hours of preparing the interview setup, we were finally ready for the interview. But a little less than an hour before the start of the interview, an aide to the president told the CNN anchor that the president wanted the anchor to wear a head scarf because the holy month of Muharram is underway. But the anchor refused to wear a head scarf.
The aide made it clear that the interview would not happen if I did not wear a headscarf. He said it was “a matter of respect,” and referred to “the situation in Iran” – alluding to the protests sweeping the country. 5/7
— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022
According to the news anchor, the President’s aide said that the interview could not take place if she did not wear a head scarf. The ally also cited the latest situation in Iran behind this.
Under Sharia law in Iran, women are required to cover their hair with a hijab and are forced to wear long, loose-fitting clothing.
It has to be told that there were reports about 22-year-old Mehsa Amini that since she did not cover her hair properly with a head scarf. Because of this, the police caught him and beat him fiercely. The incident took place on 13 September. Amini had fallen unconscious at the police station and went into a coma. He died 3 days later in the hospital.
The death of Mahsa Amini was enraged and people took to the streets in many cities of the country including Tehran. Although the police maintained that Mehta died of a heart attack and denied that Mehsa was subjected to any kind of mistreatment, Mehsa’s family maintained that their daughter suffered any kind of heart attack. had no complaints.
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Photos and videos of demonstrations in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini are viral on social media. It can be seen that a large number of people are taking to the streets. People are constantly expressing their displeasure on social media against the government here and the police are facing tremendous difficulties in handling the situation.
Amnesty International says security forces in Iran are using sticks, tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters. A large number of people have also been injured in the violent demonstrations. There have also been reports of internet shutdown by the government in many areas of Iran.