Iran Focus: Tehran, Sep. 23 – As millions of school children headed back to school at the beginning of the new academic year, government officials in Iran announced new measures aimed at further segregation of boys and girls.
School transport authorities across the country have been instructed to allocate separate buses for boys and girls. Iran Focus

Tehran, Sep. 23 – As millions of school children headed back to school at the beginning of the new academic year, government officials in Iran announced new measures aimed at further segregation of boys and girls.

School transport authorities across the country have been instructed to allocate separate buses for boys and girls.

Davoud Shabani, head of public transport in Karaj, announced that school buses will operate “for approximately 40 minutes on 55 routes in the suburbs of Karaj after schools close.”

“Girls and boys will be taken on separate buses,” he said.

Thousands of teenage boys and girls have been arrested over the summer holidays for taking part in mix-sex parties. Some have been flogged in public.