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Iranian dancers awarded lashes and imprisonment after uploading self dancing videos on net, Tehran

Dancers of the group ‘Happy In Tehran’ had recorded a video of themselves dancing on a rooftop in Tehran. After videotaping themselves they uploaded the video on the Internet. As soon as the video came into the notice of the authorities in Tehran arrested the dancing group of young men and women. Although the arrest had taken place in May, the verdict had been given out now. The group had received different punishment but one of the female dancers had received the most severe one. She had to face 91 whip lashes and 12 months of imprisonment.

The conservative Islamic law of Iran does not allow any such indecency and therefore related the whole video as pornography, as according to them the female dancer was jumping and mixing up with the men. Along with that the female dancers had strictly opposed the Islamic law of Iran by not covering their heads. The punishment was also served with an intention of issuing stern warning among the youths of Iran who are getting too influenced by the Western lifestyle. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV


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