Attorney general, mohammad jafar montazeri, announced the disbanding of the morality police at an event on sunday. the morality police, formally known as the gasht-e ershad, is tasked with enforcing the country’s islamic dress code. the force is controlled by the interior ministry, not the judiciary.
the announcement was made at an event on sunday, and the iranian parliament is looking at the law that requires women to wear hijabs. the catalyst for the unrest was the death of mahsa amini, who had been detained by the morality police for allegedly breaking head covering rules.
the protests are a result of discontent over poverty, unemployment, inequality, injustice, and corruption. even if the morality police is shut down, this does not guarantee that the decades-old law will be changed. the protests have seen demonstrators burn their head coverings, showing the deep dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs.