Confrontation of supporters and opponents of compulsory hijab

On 8 January 1936, Reza Shah issued a decree, Kashf-e hijab, banning all veils. The official declaration of unveiling were made on 8 January 1936, and the queen and her daughters were given an important role in this event. That day, Reza Shah attended the graduation ceremony of the Capital Teacher’s College with the queen and their two daughters unveiled and dressed in modern clothes. The queen handed out diplomas while the shah spoke about how in the past half of Homeland’s population had been disregarded, and told the women graduates that the future was now in their hands.