Islamic regime discriminations against Zoroastrians

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the government of Iran has imposed strict laws and policies that discriminate against the Zoroastrian minority. The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran officially recognizes Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians as religious minorities, but they are subject to discrimination and restrictions on their religious practices.

Some of the ways in which the Islamic regime in Iran has discriminated against Zoroastrians include:

  • Restrictions on religious practices: Zoroastrian places of worship have been closed or demolished, and the construction of new temples is prohibited. Zoroastrians are also not allowed to openly practice their religion in public.
  • Restrictions on education: Zoroastrian children have been denied access to schools, and have been forced to attend Islamic schools where they are taught the Muslim faith.
  • Restrictions on employment: Zoroastrians have been denied government jobs, and have been forced to work in lower-paying jobs.
  • Economic discrimination: Zoroastrians have been subject to economic discrimination, and have been denied access to loans, grants, and other forms of financial assistance.
  • Legal discrimination: Zoroastrians are not allowed to inherit property, and are not allowed to testify in court against Muslims.

It is important to note that the situation may change over time and not all Zoroastrians face the same level of discrimination, but in general the situation has been difficult for the Zoroastrian community in Iran under the Islamic regime.