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Iranian hardliners threaten taxi app boycott in hijab row !

Iranian social media users are threatening to boycott their country’s popular taxi app Snapp after the company apologised to a woman who had been ordered out of one of their driver’s cars for failing to wear the compulsory Islamic headscarf, or hijab.

The passenger posted a picture on Twitter of the driver who ordered her out of his cab.

“This is the driver who dropped me off his car in the middle of a motorway [in the capital Tehran],” she wrote on 6 June.

Snapp later apologised and promised to reprimand the driver, according to the woman.

Conservatives responded angrily to Snapp’s decision, criticising the company for submitting to people who disrespect “Islamic values”.

A Persian-language hashtag which translates as “boycott Snapp” has been used more than 66,000 times since Saturday.

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