In an incident that was captured on video, two Iranian women went into a shop without covering their hair. A man threw yoghurt over them.
Social media has been abuzz with footage from CCTV showing the “yoghurt attacks”, which are believed to have occurred in Shandiz, northeast Iran.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Rashi insisted that the hijab was the law of the country in response to the widely shared clip.
The video shows a man wearing a checkered shirt becoming more animated while speaking to a woman.
The man is seen then reaching for a pot of yoghurt, throwing it over the pair and being confronted by another male before being pushed out of his store.
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According to judicial authorities, the incident led to the arrest of the two women for not covering their hair.
He was also arrested for insulting women and public disorder, as well as “unconventional promotion” of virtue.
According to authorities, the owner of the milk shop that confronted the attacker had been warned.
Social media reports indicated that his shop was closed. However, a local news agency quoted him as saying that he had been granted permission to reopen the store and was required to give explanations to a judge.
President Raisi stated that “if some people claim they don’t believe in the hijab ]…, it’s good for them to use persuasion…
“But the most important thing is that there is an legal requirement… and today the hijab can be considered a legal matter.”
Iran’s top judiciary chief had warned women that they would be tried “without mercy” if seen in public without covering their faces.
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, who was protesting in the recent months, said Saturday that “Unveiling amounts to enmity [our] values.”
“Those who do such unusual acts will be punished. They will be tried without mercy.”
Iran was rocked by massive protests after the September death of Mahsa.
The Kurdish-Iranian 22-year-old woman died in custody while under the supervision of Iran’s morality officers.