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Publish Date: 10:06 - 20 October 2013
Tehran, YJC. Larijani has severely criticized Imam Khomeini’s grand-daughter for her recently stated memories of her grandfather.

Speaking before the open session of the Majlis on Sunday, the Speaker Ali Larijani severely criticized Imam Khomeini’s grand-daughter Zahra Eshraqi.

Eshraqi had recently published memories of her days with her grandfather on Facebook, presenting a jovial atmosphere at the revolution founder’s home.

Zahra EshraqiA feminist and human rights activist, she had given accounts of the family’s inclination toward cultural diversity.

Asharq al-Awsat quotes her in an exclusive interview "I want to start a ‘color revolution’”, something she also mentioned on Facebook, speaking about her new approach to the issue of women’s clothing.

The Majlis speaker pointing to her statements said "Today what we do not need in regard to hijab [Islamic codes of clothing for women] is a revolution of colors. What is important is to be clothed and virtuous.”

"Religious laxness is not something to be propagated, especially by the righteous families of the revolution,” he exclaimed.

Larijani also addressed Imam Khomeini’s letter to the US as quoted by the late Imam’s relatives and said "What use is there in mentioning Imam Khomeini’s letter to the US? Does not such a statement imply a sort of desire hidden inside our politicians for relations with the US?”

Meanwhile, lawmaker Nasrollah Perjmanfar says that the Cultural Committee of the Majlis is going to address Eshraqi’s statements.

It is said that following the events, Eshraqi's Facebook account has been removed or deactivated.Zahra Eshraqi and Imam Khomeini

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