Guidance Patrol

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Guidance Patrol (Persian: گشت ارشاد, romanized: gašt-e eršād), or morality police,[1] is a vice squad/Islamic religious police in Iran. It was created in 2005. Their job is to arrest people who do not follow the Islamic dress code, usually concerning the wearing by women of hijabs covering their hair.[2] After protests by the Iranian people, the government said they would stop the Patrol by the end of 2022. However, this may not be true.[3]

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  1. Ghaedi, Monir (23 September 2022). "Iran's 'morality police:' What do they enforce?". Retrieved 25 September 2022. "Gasht-e-Ershad," which translates as "guidance patrols" and is widely known as the "morality police," is a unit of Iran's police forces tasked with enforcing the laws on Islamic dress code in public.
  2. Sharafedin, Bozorgmehr (20 April 2016). "Rouhani clashes with Iranian police over undercover hijab agents". Reuters. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. "Iran to disband morality police amid ongoing protests, says attorney general". BBC News. 2022-12-04. Retrieved 2022-12-04.