When Iranians disregard laws pertaining to driving, finance, banking and even political activism, some may then question, why do they not disregard this single law? The answer is that for the Islamic Republic, the enforced hejab, unlike other laws, is a symbol of the lifestyle and ideology on which the Islamic Republic is based and which justifies its survival. Therefore, violation of such a law is not a simple act but a rebellion against a pattern that the state has set in place for all who live in Iran. Naturally, a matter of such importance is not limited to the law and legal investigation of violations. For this reason, the state does not solely rely on legal tools to oversee the application of hejab laws, it also endeavours to inculcate a culture of fear among the masses.