Street Altercations Decline

Street Altercations DeclineStreet Altercations Decline

A report released by Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization (ILMO) on Monday, said that last year (ended March 20), 547,021 individuals were injured in street fights of whom, 68% were men and 22% were women.

The figure has declined by 3% compared to the previous year and by 11.8% compared to three years ago, IRNA reported.  

During the period, provinces of Tehran (99,817), Khorasan Razavi (46,305) and Isfahan (39,014) had the highest rate of street altercations.

It is necessary to educate people, in particular the youth, to develop capacities for independent judgment, critical thinking and ethical reasoning, which all helps make them be more tolerant.  According to UNESCO, tolerance is neither indulgence nor indifference. It is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.


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