Haunting images of people living in a graveyard just west of the Iranian capital Tehran have shocked the world and many ordinary Iranians.
Many members of the Iranian public took to social media to express outrage at the existence of such a situation in a country, which is among the top five when it comes to oil and gas reserves.
Iranian officials have ruthlessly clamped down on any form of dissent in the past, but social media was abuzz with criticism of the situation despite the threat of severe consequences.
Many of the comments were from users living in exile outside Iran.
Comments were not just limited to this particular situation but also questioned the foundations of the Islamic Republic and its ideals.
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