Confusion over Iran’s religious police as women drop hijab


              People conduct their business at Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
            
              People conduct their business at Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
            
              Two women walk in a rainy weather at Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
            
              People walk through Tehran's main old bazaar, Iran, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
            
              A woman walks through Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Confusion over Iran’s religious police as women drop hijab