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Iranian Police Caution Ramadan Fast-Breakers

Ramadan Fast Breakers in Iran

Unofficial statistics offer that almost 50% of Iranians do not fast during the holy month of Ramadan. A group of people go underground or even in public eating and drinking during Ramadan. Today, Iranian police issued a statement and cautioned Ramadan fast-breakers.

“We sincerely urge people to avoid eating or drinking in public during the fasting month of Ramadan. Islamic guidelines suggest that Muslims should respect others’ rights in this month. Police will be ready to take action against offenders according to Islamic rules.” The statement published by Iran’s morality police read.

Police have also asked young women and girls to choose the best Hijab during the month of Ramadan. “It is very important for females to wear the best Hijab in this month. We kindly request people to cooperate with police forces in this regard.”

Local socialists in Iran have already denounced Iranian police for taking strict actions against young women and girls picking up bad types of Hijab. Hassan Rowhani, the new president of Islamic Republic of Iran, has promised to change the policies of Iranian morality police.

According to this statement, people should also avoid smoking cigarettes in public. However, buying and selling cigarettes are not prohibited.

Last year, Iranian police run the similar plan. It sparked some criticisms from socialists and people. Members of parliament have expressed their supports for this type of projects.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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