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Turkish singer Melek Mosso cuts hair joining anti-hijab protests in Iran

Turkish singer Melek Mosso cuts hair joining anti-hijab protests in Iran

New Delhi: The raging protest against hijab rules in Iran gets backing from well-knowing Turkish singer Melek Mosso during a concert.

Melek Mosso in viral video was seen cutting her hair on stage reminiscent of women doing the same in anti-hijab protest in Iran, which turned bloody with the government's violent reprisals.

Melek Mosso's solidarity with the protesters comes when repressive hijab rules are a problem too close home for most Iranian women.

The protests erupted against the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahasa Amini arrested by Iran's Morality Police on September 17.

Reports say that the morality police arrested Mahsa when she was with her brother in front of the Haghani metro station in Tehran alleging "improper" hijab.

Two hours after she was taken to the morality police headquarters for an "educational and orientation class", Mahsa's brother found out that his sister had been taken to a hospital.

While he was waiting for his sister outside the police headquarters, he and others heard screaming from inside, Human Rights Watch reported, adding women who left the building said, "They killed someone in there."

Police denied doing any harm to Amini which her family dismissed alleging physical torture at the detention.

Protests turned out to be a fierce on the day of her funeral with hordes of women coming out on the streets.

Ten days after her death, the protests spread across at least 46 Iranian cities, towns and villages.

Over 75 people have been reportedly killed in the protests amid clashes with security forces.

Iran's sharia wants women over age of seven to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi issued on July 5 an order enforcing the hijab law with punishments including public rebuke, fines or arrest against offenders.

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