Tehran’s police plan to start implementing a new phase of the Social Security Plan next week.
In this phase, the police will deal with people who drive down the street looking for dates, Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedi told Mehr News Agency on Sunday.
“These people will be taken to court and their cars will be impounded for two months,” Sajedi said.
The police have already begun implementing the phases of the Social Security Plan that call for the deployment of undercover police officers across Tehran and a clampdown on thugs and producers and distributors of illegal drugs and pornographic movies.
So far, the police have confiscated over 200,000 films from 180 centers where pornographic films and other illegal movies were written onto CD’s, the Tehran police chief stated.
As announced a couple of weeks ago, the Social Security Plan is aimed at assuring that the Islamic dress code and the accepted standards of social behavior based on the Islamic teachings are observed in the society.
Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has also said police will deal firmly with those who violate socially accepted norms, including disregard for the Islamic dress code.
Many in Iran believe this is an attempt to frighten and intmidate the public ahead of the anniversary of the “coup de etat” in June.