Iran: School Opening Stoke Uprising
Beginning the school year on 23rd Sep has always been the source of fear for the Iranian regime, giving a brilliant opportunity to the defiant youth to stoke the uprising in the country.
In a message to the students on the occasion of the new Iranian academic year, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), urged the students to rise up and liberate their homeland from the Mullahs’ occupation.
Pointing out that there were over 1,000 cases of teachers’ strikes and protests in 156 Iranian cities last year, she said that the number of student protests in universities also exceeded 180 cases across the country. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq/ MEK) has played a key role in fomenting and directing the protests via its ‘Resistance Units’.
Mrs. Rajavi stressed that:
“Today, the mullahs have clamped down on and enchained every school and university by the numerous criminals who represent [the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei, and by multitudes of agencies, including the security departments and the paramilitary Bassij organizations in all schools and universities, and in government offices”
“Iranian students, teachers, and professors are rising up to build a free Iran for tomorrow, to establish a society based on freedom, democracy, equality, and separation of religion and state, and to set up a democratic educational regime,” she added.
Such beautiful future is very distant from today’s abysmal situation in #Iran, but it is achievable, and I urge every one of you, the aware and freedom-loving students and youths who seek equality, to join the struggle to achieve it. #FreeIran pic.twitter.com/23DwWKEDjs
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 22, 2019
The President-elect of NCRI saluted the “courageous high school and university students” saying:
“Iranian students, teachers, and professors are rising up to build a free Iran for tomorrow, to establish a society based on freedom, democracy, equality, and separation of religion and state, and to set up a democratic educational regime.”
With the anniversary of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran’s (PMOI/MEK) foundation and schools and universities opening day, courageous students call for uprisings and protests against the religious dictatorial regime ruling Iran, as the enemy of the Iranian people.
According to the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, on
September 21, 2019, they posted pictures of Resistance’s leadership in various cities across the country, including Tehran (the capital), Karaj (west of Tehran), Ahwaz and Khoramshahr (southwest), Amool (north), Arak (central), Kermanshah (west), Orumiyeh (northwest), Mashhad (northeast) and Shiraz (south).
Statements posted on the posters included the following:
-Tehran: Each college and school is a center for defiance against dictatorship and hotbed for promoting freedom
-Kermanshah: University and school students, as well as teachers and professors, call for the removal of Velaat-Faqeh (clerical supremacy). Mullahs’ regime is against knowledge and freedom.
-Shiraz: Turn each university campus and school ground into a place of defiance and protest.