Iran’s religious police chief shot dead, country burning in anti-hijab protest

The anti-hijab campaign that arose after the death of 22-year-old Mehsa Amini in police custody in Iran has spread across the country. Many people have died in violent demonstrations everywhere. Gun-wielding protesters are also targeting police officers. The head of Iran’s religious police was shot dead on Friday.

Anti-hijab demonstrations in Iran have shaken the government of Ayatollah Ali Khomeini. Mehsa Amini’s arrest for not wearing hijab and then death in police custody has created a new storm in the country. People are protesting violently in many parts of the country. Anti-hijab campaign is going on on social media. Many celebrities of the world are registering their protest against the government by cutting their hair in public.

In the midst of this demonstration, on Friday, Ali Mousavi, the intelligence chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s Sistan and Balochistan province, was shot dead by protesters. Mousavi was Iran’s religious police chief. The religious police enforce the rules brought in the country in the name of Sharia law, including the hijab.

Tasneem, a semi-official government agency in Iran, said Ali Mousavi, the chief commander of the IRGC’s intelligence unit in Sistan-Baluchistan province, was shot in the chest by gunmen in the city of Zahedan. The gunmen are part of an anti-hijab campaign against the government.

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