• Iran delivers strongly-worded protest to Georgia following mistreatment of Iranian women

Iranian embassy in Tbilisi sent a strongly-worded protest note to the Georgian foreign ministry over mistreatment of Iranian women wearing Hijab by security personnel at Tbilisi airport.

Iran Press- Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi announced the above in response to a question on reports that some female passengers on a Tbilisi-Isfahan flight had been asked by Tbilisi airport security personnel to remove their Hijabs.

Ghasemi said after receiving the news, the Iranian ambassador to Georgia called some of the passengers to make sure of the authenticity of the reports and then sent a strongly-worded protest note to the Georgian foreign ministry and the airport security police, according to an IRNA report.

Moreover, Ghasemi said, the consular department of the Iranian foreign ministry sent another protest note to the Georgian embassy in Tehran, asking for 'a full explanation'  from the ambassador.

The spokesman also noted that Iran has called on relevant Georgian officials to prevent recurrence of such incidents in the future, arguing that  airport security police should to do their best to preserve the dignity and honour of Muslim women wearing Hijab.

Earlier, the Danish parliament  passed a law which prohibits women from covering their faces with burqa and similar accessories in public places.

"Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine," says the law, which was passed at the parliament on Thursday with 75 votes in favor and 30 against.

France and Belgium have imposed restrictions on the use of burqas in public. Norway, which has seen a surge in anti-immigrant feelings over the last few years, has also banned the dress in classrooms and university lecture halls.

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