QAZVIN, Iran: An Iranian woman was deprived of becoming a city’s council member because she is young and attractive, Dispatch News Desk reported.
According to details, a 27-year-old Nina Siahkali Moradi contested the Qazvin city council elections held on June 14 and clinched 14th place out of 163 total candidates by receiving an impressive 10,000 votes.
However, a week after the election she came to know that any votes cast for her had been nullified and she had been disqualified from being a council member as the council leader said “We don’t want catwalk models here.”
Moradi had gained enough votes to become an ‘alternative member of the council’ – making her a first reserve, according to the Independent.
It said that when one councillor gave up his seat, Moradi should have been able to step in, but she was banned from doing so.