40 killed in Iran, internet shut down, government warns protesters

The ongoing protests against the hijab in Iran have become more violent. So far 40 protesters have been killed. Protests are taking place across Iran after the death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini. In view of the violent protests, the government has banned the internet. Meanwhile, Iran’s intelligence ministry warned on Thursday that it was illegal to participate in the protests and that protesters would be punished.

Mahsa Amini died in police custody in Iran. Police arrested her for violating Iran’s strict dress code for women. Police claim that Mahsa died of a heart attack. While Amini’s family claims that Mahsa is completely healthy. Something happened in police custody, due to which he died.

So far 40 protesters have been killed in Iran

The first protests took place in Kurdistan after the death of Mahsa Amini. Soon this protest spread almost throughout Iran. Women are protesting against the death of Mahsa Amini by burning hijab and cutting hair. Security forces continue to use force in Iran and crack down on protesters. So far 40 protesters have died in Iran. Many countries including America and the United Nations are criticizing it.

According to Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad, 40 protesters have been killed in Iran so far. In Amol city alone, 10 people have died. Facebook, Telegram, Twitter and YouTube have also been banned in Iran. According to the news agency, demonstrations are taking place in more than 50 cities of Iran. On Thursday, protesters torched two police stations and several vehicles. Meanwhile, around 40 protesters have lost their lives in clashes with security forces. Security personnel are also raiding residential houses to arrest the protesters.

Taking a tough stand on the deaths of the protesters, the US has frozen the assets and bank accounts of officials of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, security forces and other law enforcement agencies in their country.

WhatsApp said- Iran is working to connect friends.

In Iran, the government has banned the instant messaging app WhatsApp. “We are working to keep our Iranian friends engaged and will do anything within our technical capacity to continue our service,” the company said in a statement. It is being called the biggest protest in Iran since 2019, when people took to the streets over fuel prices. But this time a large number of women are opposing Sharia law. In protest, women are not only burning the hijab, but are also protesting by cutting their hair.