The rally was held in Mellat Park, north of Tehran.
According to the Shargh daily, the gathering which was held on the occasion of Iran’s National Day of Hijab and Dignity (July 12), was in protest to the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) about hijab.
The demonstrators, estimated at several hundreds, demanded that the IRIB boost “the culture of the hijab and chastity” in its programming.
Protesters condemned the presence of “badly veiled” women in soap operas and said women wearing the traditional full-body chador were often depicted as poor and uncultivated.
“The law must be respected if the chastity of society is to be preserved,” demonstrator Fatemeh Rahmani told AFP.
Another woman at the gathering, Zeinab Moeini, said, “The morality police arrest women who create problems and 'bad hijab' in Iranian society.”
In June, 195 of MPs out of 290 wrote a letter to President Hassan Rouhani asking him to enforce the dress code law. The MPs denounced what they called a Western “cultural invasion”.
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