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Iran Parliament says leggings are not pants

With photos of women in leggings as evidence, the Iranian Parliament has taken Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to task for failing to enforce Islamic dress codes.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli was summoned to parliament to answer questions about why more measures have not been taken to prevent women from wearing leggings in public. In the open session, members of parliament were shown pictures of women in leggings, called “support” in Iran. The elastic, skin-tight garments, typically worn by women who loosely observe Iran’s modesty and hijab laws, have irked some religious conservatives.

Parliament members Ali Motahhari and Mousavi Largani summoned Rahmani Fazli today, June 24, to answer two questions:

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