Students clash over hijab at Tehran University
Scuffles broke out between the protesters and other students who supported the enforcement of hijab. (File photo: AFP)
“A number of students gathered... claiming that morality police and security forces had entered the university” to warn students against failing to observe compulsory hijab laws, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
The agency reported that a vice president in charge of cultural affairs at the university had attempted to speak to the students but was “physically prevented” from doing so.
The vice president, Majid Sarsangi, denied any police or security forces had entered the university grounds.
However, he said, “two groups of students with opposing thoughts and ideals unfortunately clashed with each other while we tried to calm down the enraged students.”