Rabat- Following the security campaign against Tchermil activity, a handful of teens with weird haircuts were arrested and had their hair cut by policemen on Saturday in Casablanca.
The blue collar districts in Casablanca were the scene of a strange security campaign led by interior ministry officials and policemen against the unusual haircuts that distinguish Tchermil members.
According to Assabah, security officials “armed” with razors were arresting teens with unusual haircuts on Saturday to forcibly cut their hair, without their parents’ permission, before releasing them again.
According to the same source, this campaign initiated by the interior minister Mohamed Hassad targeted teens who were out of their homes at night.
They were arrested and forced to have a part of their hair cut so that they will go to the nearest hairstylist to get their hair completely cut.
To some, this campaign is to replace the role of parents who have abandoned their instructive duty toward their children.
Yet others harshly criticized it, such as Rachich Chriai, the president of the Moroccan Center of Human Rights, who considers it a “violation of human rights”.
Talking to Assabah, Rachid said that Tchermil is an alien phenomenon to Moroccan society, but “it should not be fought at the expense of human rights.”
Edited by Jessica Rohan