Iran sends more troops to Kurdish region as new protest flares | World News,The Indian Express

The unrest has posed one of the biggest challenges to Iran's Shi'ite clerical rulers since they came to power in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, with previous bouts of sustained protest eventually being crushed.

The mass demonstrations that erupted after the Sept. 16 death in custody of 22-year old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini spread rapidly across the country but have been most intense in areas populated by the mainly Sunni Muslim ethnic minorities.

The unrest has posed one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s Shi’ite clerical rulers since they came to power in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, with previous bouts of sustained protest eventually being crushed.

A prominent Baluch Sunni Muslim cleric, Molavi Abdolhamid, used his Friday prayers to call for an end to the repression of protests through arrests and killings.

“The people’s protest has shown that the policies of the last 43 years have reached a dead end,” his website quoted him as saying.

Security forces shot protesters in #Zahedan #Iran where few weeks ago more than 90 were killed on #BloodyFriday

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/iran-troops-kurdish-region-new-protest-flares-8290026/


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