No Hijab, No Interview: Iran’s President Deports US Journalist
In Iran, a 22-year-old girl named Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a hijab. Since then large-scale protests have erupted and lakhs of people have taken to the streets. So far 32 people have died in clashes with the police during the violent protests. In the midst of such a tense atmosphere, Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi has refused to give an interview to an American female journalist for not wearing a hijab.
The Middle East country is already under fire over the issue of hijab and there is outrage among the countrymen after the death of a young woman in police custody for violating hijab rules. At that time, international anchor Christian Emanpour was to interview Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi. However, she refused to wear the hijab, so it was cancelled.
Regarding this, Christian wrote in a tweet, that he was asked to wear a headscarf but he refused to do so. After that suddenly the interview was cancelled.
waited 40 minutes
Christian waited 40 minutes for the Iranian president to be interviewed but he did not come. He was told that the holy month of Muharram was going on, so he had to wear a head scarf. In response, he said, ‘We are from New York and there is no such law for scarves.’ He also said that no Iranian president had made such a request to him during an interview outside Iran.