(Central News Agency) Iran's judiciary announced today that the authorities ordered the arrest of two women.

A video that went viral earlier showed them being attacked by a man who suspected they were not wearing hijabs.

Video footage that went viral on Iranian social media showed two female customers, both not wearing hijabs, being beaten by a man after an altercation in the store, AFP reported.

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The footage shows the man pouring what looked like yogurt over the heads of the two women, and the shopkeeper confronted him.

Judiciary news site Mizan Online reported that the authorities had issued an arrest warrant for the man for "insulting behavior and disorderly conduct" and for the two women for taking off their hijabs, " committed a prohibited act".

In September last year, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman in Iran, died in the custody of the morality police for allegedly violating the regulations on wearing a headscarf. Since then, demonstrations in Iran have continued.

The demonstrations have killed hundreds, including dozens of security personnel, and thousands have been arrested in what Iranian officials call "riots" instigated by Israel and the West.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi reiterated his call today for Iranian women to wear the hijab because it is a "religious necessity".

"The hijab is a legal issue and the people have an obligation to obey it," he stressed. 1120402