Anti-hijab protests in Iran have gained momentum all across Iran, and global support is pouring in. Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra has voiced her support in an Instagram post, adding that the voices of the protestors will not be stemmed.
Netizens praised Priyanka Chopra for extending her support to women in Iran. The global star, a known feminist, has always championed support for women.
The movement is also supported by hashtags like #HairForFreedom globally. Many women, including Oscar-winning actors Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard, have filmed themselves chopping off the locks of their hair. Videos of the same have been going viral on social media.
“I am in awe of your courage and your purpose. It is not easy to risk your life, literally, to challenge the patriarchal establishment and fight for your rights. But, you are courageous women doing this every day regardless of the cost to yourselves,” read Chopra’s Instagram post.
Iranian women also dropped thank you messages in the comment section. One of the users wrote, “Thank you for being our voice.” Another user wrote, “We really appreciate it and need all the possible support.” One of them called her beautiful for supporting the cause and wrote, “Thank you, beautiful Priyanka, we will win.”
On September 13, a 22-year-old Iran citizen Mahsa Amini was confined for disobeying Iran’s strict laws requiring women to dress modestly and wear hijabs ‘as per the defined standards.’ Amini spent three days in a coma before passing away of natural causes, as the authorities asserted. Campaigners believe a lethal blow to the head killed her.
Following the unfortunate incident, thousands of Iranians have demonstrated against Mahsa Amini’s passing. Women from across the globe have shaved or chopped their hair in public or while being videotaped to show support for the plight of Iranian women at rallies and protests.