Actress Urvashi Rautela, who had compared herself to late Mahsa Amini, has now shared pictures of herself ‘chopping off hair’ in support of Iranian women protesting against Mahsa’s death.
Urvashi took to Instgram and posted a note on Amini’s death. She was seen sporting a blue kurta as she sat on the floor as a man cut off her hair with scissors. Her back was towards the camera.
Alongside the post, she wrote about the protests in Iran, feminism and the death of Ankita Bhandari, who was killed in Uttarakhand last month.
“Chopped my hair off! Cutting my hair in support of Iranian women and girls, who have been killed in protests at the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by Iranian morality police and for all the girls. And for 19-year-old girl, my Ankita Bhandari from Uttarakhand,” Urvashi Rautela wrote.
She added: “Around the world women are uniting in protest against the Iranian government by cutting their hair. Respect women. A global symbol for women’s revolutio… hair is seen as a symbol of the beauty of women. By chopping off hair in public, women are showing that they don’t care about society’s beauty standards and won’t let anything or anyone decide how they dress up, behave or live.
“Once women come together and consider one woman’s issue an issue of the entire womankind, feminism will see a new vigour.”
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Twenty two-year-old Mahsa Amini was brutally killed by the “morality police” of Iran for showing a bit of her hair, not adhering to the strict dress code laws. It sparked nationwide protests.