Jun 03, 2020 07:47 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 03, 2020 11:32 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran to mark 31st demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution
    Iran to mark 31st demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution

Tehran (IP) - Every year, Iranians mark the Khordad 14 the demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian on Wednesday will mark the 31st demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution but not as usual due to health protocols for observing social distancing protocols to contain COVID-19.

The ceremony for the demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini, falls this tear today on June 3, with the attendance of various religious figures and intellectuals from around the world via video conferencing due to COVID-19 compulsory social distancing.

Also, the ceremony to mark the anniversary of the demise of the great founder of the Islamic Revolution, which was held every year with the speech of Ayatollah Khamenei in the holy shrine of Imam Khomeini, will not be held this year, according to the health instructions of the National Task Force for Combating Corona.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will speak to the Iranian nation in a live televised speech on Wednesday.

Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.

He devoted many years of his life to stand up to the US-backed Pahlavi dynasty, and eventually paved the way for its downfall in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

In the pre-Revolution era, Imam Khomeini spent more than 15 years in exile for his opposition to the last monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, mostly for his association with Western imperialists.

He was not allowed to return to Iran during Pahlavi’s reign and only came back home on February 1, 1979, after the monarch finally gave in to angry popular demonstrations and fled the country. The tyrannical Pahlavi regime fully collapsed 10 days later on February 11.

The mourning ceremonies precede the anniversary of demonstrations of June 5, 1963, which is remembered in Iran as a prelude to the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Prior to the Revolution, Imam Khomeini was arrested in 1963 after he made a historic speech in the holy city of Qom, where he lambasted the “capitulation law” granting immunity to Americans on Iranian soil.

Later that year, people took to the streets to protest the political leader’s arrest. Taken by surprise by the massive public demonstrations of support, the Pahlavi regime’s forces launched a bloody crackdown on people to quell the protests.

The speech of the Leader of the Revolution will be broadcast live on Wednesday at 11:00 AM local time (6:30 GMT) on the website, Instagram, and Twitter of KHAMENEI.IR and Iranpress News agency.

The ceremony to mark the anniversary of the demise of the great founder of the Islamic Revolution, which was held every year with the speech of Ayatollah Khamenei in the holy shrine of Imam Khomeini, will not be held this year, according to the health instructions of the National Task Force for Combating Corona.

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