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The story: Facing a rising number of women who flout the mandatory hijab, Iranian authorities have pledged to fully enforce the law. But rather than re-deploying notorious “guidance patrols,” the approaches reportedly being considered revolve around denying services to alleged dress code violators.
Meanwhile, parliamentarians could soon draw up legislation further punishing women who show their hair in public. This comes amid growing public altercations between supporters and critics of the mandatory hijab, which has led to several arrests.
The coverage: The Interior Ministry on Mar. 30 issued a statement pledging "no retreat or leniency" on enforcement of the obligatory hijab.
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