The End of Mandatory Hijab in Iran?

Should the Islamic Republic utilize the March 1 elections to end effective enforcement of the hijab law, it will remove a source of constant friction between state and society in Iran, but the regime will also lose an instrument of intimidating the urban middle class.

The End of Mandatory Hijab in Iran?
An Iranian woman walks on a street in Tehran, Iran, July 16, 2023. (Majid Asgaripour/West Asia News Agency via REUTERS)

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