Iran’s president refuses to interview a female news anchor for not wearing a hijab
After the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran, anger over the ‘hijab’ has increased. In protest against the hijab, hijabs, scarves are being burnt on the streets of different cities of Iran. Violent mob is setting cars on fire. Not only this, police stations are being set on fire. Women are also burning hijab in public during the protest. After the death of Amini in police custody, the fire of anger has erupted across the country. At least 50 cities are said to be facing protests. While the entire Tehran united against the ‘hijab’, Iran’s President Ibrahim Rasi refused to appear in an interview just because a female news anchor refused to wear a ‘hijab’. .
Actually, Raisi’s interview was fixed with a veteran female news anchor of America. The interview was to take place at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviews President Ibrahim who are of Iranian origin. However, at the last minute the President refused to appear for the interview, as British-Iranian journalist Christian did not agree to cover his head. “After weeks of planning, eight hours of lighting, cameras and translation equipment, we were all set, but just 40 minutes before the interview, an aide to President Ibrahim came and told me the president wanted me to wear a headscarf. , ” Christian said on Twitter. Said because the holy month of Muharram and Safar is going on.
‘No president said that’
Christiana Amanpour further said, ‘I politely declined to do so. We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition on scarves. I told him (colleague) that no Iranian president had ever asked him to wear a headscarf in an interview outside Iran. It is being said that this was Raisi’s first interview in America, which could not happen. Protests in Iran were triggered by outrage over the death of Mehsa Amini, a young woman who was arrested for violating a strictly enforced dress code by the country’s ethics police.
More than 10 people died in this demonstration
The US, the European Union and the United Nations strongly condemned Amini’s death. Police say she died of a heart attack and was not abused, but her family suspects it. Independent UN experts said on Thursday that reports suggest police brutally thrashed him without providing evidence. He has demanded a fair investigation to hold the culprits accountable. More than 10 people are reported to have died in the nationwide protests.