The Iranian Hijab and Efaf Cultural Research Institute will hold the program in cooperation with the Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut to mark the 85th anniversary of ‘The Event of Goharshad Mosque’.
The program will be broadcast on Zoom at 8 p.m. Beirut time (9:30 p.m. Tehran time).
Abbas Khameyar, the Iranian cultural attaché in Lebanon, Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, head of the institute, and a number of researchers and activists from Italy, Lebanon, Canada, Bahrain, Mali, Guinea, UK, India, Germany and Pakistan will address the program.
‘The Event of Goharshad Mosque’ refers to gathering of the people of Mashhad in Goharshad Mosque objecting to the law of dress code change. The gathering, which was made on Rabi' II 11, 1354/July 13, 1935 during the rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi, was suppressed by government forces.
The main reason of this sit-in was objecting to the obligation of wearing chapeaus and the policies of changes in dress code and also house arrest of Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Tabataba’i Qommi.
In this gathering, Sheikh Mohammad Taqi Buhlul gave a speech and a fight happened between people and government forces. This sit-in was heavily suppressed and more than 1600 people were killed and injured.