Police shut 800 clothes shops in Iran for selling ‘inappropriate’ goods

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Police shut 800 clothes shops in Iran for selling 'inappropriate' goods

The crackdown, which was reported by Iranian state media, is believed to be on Western-style outfits and clothing that doesn’t meet Islamic requirements.

It comes after authorities passed new regulations against ‘manteaux’ coats in July, a trend for clothing with English phrases on the back, short arms and no buttons.

Women are required to cover from head-to-toe in loose-fitting clothing in Iran and cover their head with a scarf.

In May, a leading Iranian model was forced to give a ‘public self criticism’ after posting pictures of her without a headscarf.

The clothes shops raids took place over a 10-day span after authorities first sent official warnings to more than 3,600 shops.

[Source:-Metro]