Iranian-born actor Elnaaz Norouzi has joined the protest by women against Iran’s “morality police”. The anti-hijab protests currently taking place in Iran began earlier in September after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was picked up by the morality police in Tehran on September 16 and sustained injuries in the detention center leading to her death three days later.
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Actor Elnaaz took to her Instagram account to share a video asserting their right women have to wear anything they want. In the clip, she can be seen stripping her wear a burkha to a bikini, while text reading, ‘ If this is your choice, it’s ok’. Ms Norouzi wrote in the caption, “Every woman, anywhere in the world, regardless of where she is from, should have the right to wear whatever she desires and when or wherever she desires to wear it.
No man nor any other woman has the right to judge her or ask her to dress otherwise”
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By stripping several layers of clothes, the actor made a point about women’s right to wear anything they want and no one can stop them She added, “Everyone has different views and beliefs and they have to be respected Democracy means the power to decideEvery Woman should have the power to decide over her own body
I am not promoting nudity, I am promoting freedom of choice”
Meanwhile, in Iran, young girls have joined the protests on the streets and in schools Many viral pictures and videos on social media featured girls without their hijabs, some even calling out the Basij militia, who were hosting special sessions to teach the kids how to wear hijabs
Some photos also showed girls without their headscarves flipping off the pictures of Iran’s two supreme leaders who have ruled since the revolution – Ayatollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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Coming back to, Elnaaz Norouzi, the actor before turning to films in India was known as an international model for brands like Dior, Lacoste, and Le Coq Sportive, to name a few She was last seen in the Netflix hit show Sacred Games