Headscarf rule: Soumya pulls out of event in Iran

Times of India

Woman Grandmaster and former world junior girls’ champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Hamadan, Iran, from July 26 to August 4, calling the Islamic country’s “compulsory headscarf” rule violative of her personal rights.

Headscarf rule: Soumya pulls out of event in Iran

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