Although hard-line officials are pushing to enforce their laws, they face a grassroots rebellion in the form of videos of young girls dancing that Iranian leaders are now treating as a subversive movement.
“My personal advice to women is to respect the hijab even more than before and gentlemen must avoid looking directly at female passersby,” judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaili said, Britain’s Telegraph reported Saturday.
“Anyone ignoring these instructions during the Ramadan will be committing an offense and should expect some punishment from the law enforcement units,” he said.
People found eating in public during the time of fasting also will be prosecuted, officials said. Further, they said, police will arrest anyone playing music on a car radio, tow the car and make the offender pay a fine.