People try to ‘shut down’ their education. Iran officials reported a mysterious wave of illnesses in Qom.
In a concerning trend, schoolgirls in Iran have been falling ill with mysterious symptoms, leading to hospitalizations and public outrage. According to reports, hundreds of schoolgirls, mainly from Qom, south of Tehran, have been affected by cases of respiratory poisoning in recent months.
The Iranian government has been criticized for its lack of action in addressing the issue and for not doing enough to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. The recent statement by Younes Panahi, an Iranian deputy health minister, that “some people” were poisoning schoolgirls in Qom with the intent to shut down education for girls has only added fuel to the fire.
While an investigation has been launched, no evidence of poison has been found yet. The hospitalizations have led to widespread public anger, with many Iranians accusing the government of negligence and carelessness.
The situation is especially concerning given the apparent segregation by gender, with most girls falling ill with similar symptoms. Some experts have raised suspicions that religious extremists may be behind the illnesses in a bid to create fear and prevent girls from attending school.
It is important for the Iranian government to take swift action to investigate and address the issue, ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens, particularly its schoolchildren. Parents must also be reassured that their children will be safe in school, and steps must be taken to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.