Why Iran foreign minister canceled visit to India?
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahiyan has canceled his visit to India. The reason: Iranian women cut their hair in protest for two seconds, placed next to a picture of Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi. The clip was part of a promotional video for the Raisina conversation, which was released a month ago.
Aamir-Abdullahian was scheduled to come to India for the Raisina Dialogue. Raisian dialogue, a premier think tank event organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in association with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is scheduled to take place on March 3 and 4. A video of Iranian President Raisi has sparked outrage. Tehran and the Iranian Embassy. The Iranian embassy approached ORF and MEA to express their objection to the clip and asked for its removal. But the organizers did not insist.
Following this, the Iranian government informed the minister that he would not be able to travel to the Raisina talks.
Protests erupted in Iran in September 2022 after a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, died in police custody. Amini allegedly did not wear the headscarf properly, violating the state’s strict dress code for women.