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Tight clothing banned at Iranian universities

Men and women ordered to dress modestly

Iranian universities have been ordered to ban women from “wearing caps or hats without scarves, tight and short jeans, and body piercing,” although earrings will be permitted, according to the semi official Fars news agency. Also prohibited are long nails and tattoos, and male students are also to be barred from wearing tight clothing as well as “very short sleeves.” Iranian laws require all women to cover their hair and wear loose fitting clothing, in accordance with Islamic law established after the 1979 revolution.

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