Hair-Rising in Tehran

Deepika Saraswat

Iranians are striving for an ‘ordinary life’, not a ‘heaven’ that is forced from within or without

The Generation Slap

What makes an orthodoxy like Iran disband the morality police

We the People

When democratic impulses defy authoritarianism in China and Iran

“Scientific” Law?

It is all about the personal philosophies of individual judges

Out of the Veil in Iran

Iran’s youth have been reeling under an economy marred by decades of US sanctions, corruption and the pandemic. The attempts to tighten the noose on social freedoms and the state’s heavy-handedness have therefore invited an almost instant and massive pushback

Essential Question

A Muslim hospitality sector icon makes a point in the hijab case that the Supreme Court is hearing

The Duality of the Hijab

Indian liberals see it as choice but their Indonesian counterparts as coercion

A Court Gets It Right on Hijab

The path requires judicial sagacity and eschewing of activism on the part of the courts

Her Body, Her Choice

Where the hijab is not mandatory—and why

Hijab Row in India: Just Like Us

From the dark years of Zia in Pakistan to the hijab row in India


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