According to the police, Iranian officials have started placing cameras in public areas to detect women wearing veils.
Women who are not wearing head coverings will be warned via text message about the repercussions, according to the police.
According to authorities, this would contribute in preventing “resistance against the hijab law.”
Last year, protests were spurred by the murder of Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish woman detained for allegedly breaking the hijab regulation, while she was in police custody.
Since Ms. Amini’s passing, an increasing number of women, especially in bigger cities, have abandoned their headscarves despite the possibility of being arrested.
The so-called “smart” cameras and other instruments were used, according to a police statement, to identify and convey “documents and warning messages to the violators of the hijab law,” according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution imposed a stringent interpretation of religious law, women are legally obligated to cover their hair with a hijab (headscarf). Lawbreakers who are women risk fines or perhaps arrest.
In a statement released on Saturday, the police referred to the veil as “one of the civilizational foundations of the Iranian nation” and urged shop owners to adhere to the laws by conducting “diligent inspections.”
Public assaults on women who aren’t covered up are prevalent.
A video of a guy throwing yogurt at two women last week went viral online, leading to the women’s arrests for violating the hijab legislation.
Since December, thousands of demonstrators in Iran have been detained, and four have been put to death, yet hardliners have persisted in calling for increased legal enforcement.
Iranian women are required to wear the hijab as a “religious necessity,” according to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who underlined this last Saturday.
However, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, the head of Iran’s judiciary, cautioned on Friday that a widespread crackdown might not be the best method to persuade women to abide by the law.
“Cultural problems must be resolved by cultural means… If we want to solve such problems by arresting and imprisoning, the costs will increase and we will not see the desired effectiveness,” he said.