Posted by: bahareiran | February 12, 2011

TV programs which teach the cooking of ‘un-Iranian’ foods will be banned in Iran

According to the state-run Mehr News Agency, Ali Darayi, the assistant head of the Seda and Sima (Iran’s official TV station organization) announced that TV programs which teach the cooking of ‘un-Iranian’ foods will be banned from now on.

A website run by the State Security Forces also reported that Mohammad Moussavipour, the Yasouj Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor said that ‘the use of music groups and orchestras in wedding celebrations, festivals in halls, homes (and other places) is still banned’. Moussavipour had announced previously that the traditional custom of ‘playing with sticks’ which is carried out in tradition wedding ceremonies with traditional musical instruments ‘has been banned due to the many social problems that it causes and if it is carried out, the offenders will be dealt with’.

The head of the Gilan State Security Forces Monitoring Department of the Public Places Organization also said that those who want to use music groups have to get warrants from the SSF Monitoring Department of the Public Places Organization. Mohammad Bahardorian also stipulated that putting cameras in the ladies section (in wedding halls) is banned and stressed that, ‘live music should not be played under any circumstances in the ladies section’. He had also announced that the staff and heads of wedding halls were banned from wearing ties and bow ties. (Eslahat News – Feb. 7, 2011)

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