Tehran: Iran's Parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial Hijab and Chastity Bill that would punish and penalize women who violate the Islamic dress code. According to this Bill, women who fail to wear a Hijab or clothing in accordance with the Islamic dress code would face up to 10 years of jail term.

This Bill will be implemented for a trial period of three years. The Bill also proposes fines for those promoting nudity or making fun of the hijab in the media and on social

networks and for owners of vehicles in which a female driver or passenger is not wearing the hijab or appropriate clothing.

At least, 152 MPs voted in favour of this Bill while 32 voted against it.
The Bill will now be sent for approval by the Guardian Council, a conservative body of clerics and jurists. They have the power to veto the Bill if they consider it inconsistent with the constitution and Sharia.

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