Iran’s department of interior ministry has banned Afghan migrants from residing in nine provinces in Iran, other provinces being under consideration for a similar ban.
Restriction and bans on Afghan people residing in Iran includes:
Travel bans on the use of public transportation
Ban on marriage between Iranians and Afghans
No legal recognition of children born out of a mixed marriage
Ban on Afgan children attending and or mixing with Iranian children
Ban on employment opportunities and social benefits
Afghans are forbidden from using social recreational areas such as city parks
Afghan people must use a separate line to purchase bread
In the province of Mazandaran, the authorities are prohibiting Afghan people to reside, work or to purchase basic life necessitates such as food!
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s laws and state policies towards the Afghan people residing in Iran is both racist and inhumane! The institutional and social discrimination against the Afghan people must stop. It is the human right of all Afghan people to have equal access to employment and to all of society’s benefits accessible to Iranians residents.
The Islamic Republic is attempting to blame the Afghan people for the social and economic insecurities that are prevalent in Iran! The Islamic regime is using racism and discrimination towards the Afghan people to create divisions within the working-class and to drive wages down. The Islamic regime of Iran wants nothing less than infighting within the working people in order to continue its stranglehold on power and to justify the social poverty experienced by millions of people. Many Afghan people have been residing in Iran for several generations and have been subject to the Islamic regime’s ruthless repression like all other residents.
An important part of our struggle and fight against the Islamic Regime is to stop the discrimination and racism against the Afghan people in every corner of Iranian society: at home, on the streets, at the shops, at school, and at work!
Communist Youth Organization