Iranian cleric beat up after he told woman to cover up

In recent news, an Iranian cleric, Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, who is a mid-level cleric in the northern province of Semnan, spent three days in the hospital after he was beaten by a woman. According to reports he criticized her for having her head partly uncovered. He warned her to cover up, and she spat back, “You cover your eyes.” As result of repeated warnings, she beat him up. In Iran, state law makes it mandatory for a woman to wear a hijab, which is a scarf that covers the hair and neck of a woman. The law also requires that women wear loose fitting clothes that covers the body. Read more:

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