In Reaction to Months of Unrest, Iran Disband Morality Police
In response to a public revolt that has persisted for more than two months, the administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran has eliminated its contentious morality police, Gasht-e Ershad or The Guidance Patrol.
The country’s attorney general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, hinted at the suspension even though it had not yet been officially announced when he told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in response to a query that the Guidance Patrol “has no connection with the judiciary and was shut down by the same place that it had been launched from in the past.”
Although there are no official reports that prove the violent (Morality Police) force has been disbanded, observers claim that the patrol personnel who used to travel the nation in cars with green and white branding had not been seen in weeks.
Additionally, Mr. Montazeri declared also that in two weeks the parliament and the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution would examine the nation’s dress code for the hijab.
The decision to eliminate the morality police may be the biggest victory for Iranian women in the more than two months of tenacious protest that dared brutal repression from the government. Following Mahsa Amini, 22, being declared dead in a hospital after being subjected to horrendous torture by the police unit, thousands of women have been spotted taking off their hijabs and burning them in protest of the morality code.