For all of the peoples of Iranshahr, their political status is classified as citizens, guaranteed through rights and the rule of law by various constitutions. In reality, they are all little more than subjects. A subject is a person under the power of a sovereign (prince, dictator, state) and has obligations to fulfill to that sovereign. They must give but should not expect to receive. If they do receive justice, rights, or prosperity, they must be grateful to receive it. Their relationship to the state is that of submission rather than some social contract.
Latif Simorghi is an activist, blogger, and author.