Euro 2012: Iran women banned from Euro 2012 TV events

Banned from watching live public screenings of Euro 2012 because of an environment where men could become rowdy.


Afp June 10, 2012

TEHRAN:


Women in Iran have being banned from watching live public screenings of Euro 2012 because of an ‘inappropriate’ environment where men could become rowdy, said a deputy police commander.


"It is inappropriate for men and women to watch football in theatres together," said Bahman Kargar. "Men get excited and sometimes utter vulgar curses or tell dirty jokes. Women should thank the police for the ban.” Many among Iran's hard-line authorities and clerics favour segregation of the sexes and find the mingling of unrelated men and women to be corrupting.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2012.

COMMENTS (4)

Derek Myles | 9 years ago | Reply

Too right yasir.

yasir | 9 years ago | Reply

instead of being angry with Express Tribune, u guys just look at the fact with a neutral eye. Though Iran govt has some good features but there r certain things which dont differentiate them from the "Rowdy" taliban of Afghanistan. They are as hardliners as the talibans are. But hope as time goes on the intensity of this extremism will fade away and iran will be a truely modern and welfare state.

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