The owner of a store in Iran who was offering discounts to women customers "without religious hijab" has been arrested, local media reported on May 3, as the authorities step up enforcement of the mandatory headscarf rule.
The shop in the north-western city of Qazvin was closed, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
On April 30, a children's store in Tehran was shut down after it offered 50-percent discounts to women without head covering.
All women in Iran must conceal their hair with a headscarf and wear loose fitting trousers under their coats while in public.
But a growing number of women have appeared in public without hijab since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody in September, sparking nationwide protests demanding fundamental economic, social and political changes. Amini had been arrested for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly.
Some defiant women were arrested, summoned by the authorities and faced legal cases, while many businesses were shut down due to the failure of owners or managers to observe hijab rules.