In the small Iranian city of Shandiz, near the religious city of Mashhad, known as a stronghold for principlists, a man entered a shop saw two women not wearing the hijab. Angered by the sight of the women not abiding by the Islamic dress code, the man threw yoghurt at them, leaving them in shock.
Hours later, it was revealed that the attacker was a religious eulogist.
The incident, which took place on 31 March, is the latest in a series of developments that have once again raised tensions in Iran regarding the issue of the mandatory hijab, as many young women continue to defy the country’s Islamic law.
Many Iranians criticised the attack on social media, calling it a significant “danger” that needs to be addressed.
Ehsan Alikhani, a popular television host, made a reference to the danger of throwing acid, and said that people should be grateful that only yoghurt was used in this instance. He added that if such actions are not decisively dealt with, they could create chaos in the country.