Hijab defiance leads to university chancellor’s resignation

The chancellor of a university on Iran’s Kish Island has reportedly resigned following a graduation ceremony where female students appeared without head-coverings, defying hijab rules, writes Maryam Sinaee for Iran International.

Photos and videos published on social media showed the majority of girls at a small graduation ceremony on Kish Island’s international campus of Sharif University of Technology wearing graduation hats with their hair flowing over their shoulders instead of covered with headscarves.

In a publicly released letter to the university’s board of trustees on Saturday, Ali Selk-Ghaffari, the university’s chancellor, offered his resignation. He referred to the girls’ action as “outside [accepted] norms” and expressed regret that some alumnae had not complied with “academic regulations and dignity”.
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