Video: Iranian Women Cut Hairs, Burn Hijabs to Protest the Death of Mahsa Amini Who died in Police Custody


Thousands of Women across Iran cut their hair and burn their hijabs to protest against the death of Masha Amini, while others match on the street in solidarity over the unfortunate incident.

Iranian Women Cut Hairs, Burn Hijabs to Protest the Death of Mahsa Amini Who died in Police Custody

22-year-old Amini Mahsa was detained by Iran's Morality Police for improperly wearing a hijab. The police claimed Masha was not covering her hair with the hijab properly. She was then arrested and assaulted by the police which left her with a lot of injuries.

Amini's condition became worse, and she was taken to the hospital while in police detention. Amini Mahsa later fell into a coma and passed away, still in police custody. Her demise is attributed to the police assault which she faced during her arrest. 


The death of Mahsa Amini has caused a national protest across Iran. Journalists, students, activists, and many other women across Iran have burned their hijabs in annoyance over the death of the young lady.

Videos going round show women in different locations in the country destroying and setting their hijabs on fire.  An Iranian journalist, Masih Alinejad, while sharing one of the videos on her Twitter page described the nature of the situation in Iran and termed the treatment of women in Iran as "gender apartheid".

"From the age of 7, if we don't cover our hair, we won't be able to go to school or get a job. We are fed up with this gender apartheid regime," Masih tweeted.

Protest in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini by Morality police over her hijab
Photo of Mahsa Amini who died in Iran's Police Detention

Celebrities and notable women around the world had expressed their supports to the women in Iran. J. K. Rowling, writer of the Harry Potter series, on her Twitter shared the video with the caption, "What true bravery looks like".

Iran is an Islamic country. It operates in Islamic laws and principles which require that women use hijab to cover their hair, and sometimes faces, from the public. However, the current regime in Iran has been accused of continuous human rights violations and strict laws against women. The government is accused of using strict Islamic laws to oppress, intimidate and kill women and those who are against the current Iranian regime.

Protest is considered illegal in Iran and many had lost their lives to protests in the country. This mass protest is a step forward and a rare event in a country where no one is allowed to oppose government decisions.

This simply gives hope that Iranian women and other women around the world are really taking risks to fight for their freedom which they deserve.

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