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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:59 AM

India chess player quits Iran tournament over headscarf rule

Indian chess champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of an Asian tournament in Iran over the country's compulsory headscarf rule.

The 29-year-old Woman Grandmaster said the rule was a violation of her personal rights.

"Under the present circumstances, the only way for me to protect my rights is not to go to Iran," she wrote in a Facebook post, which went viral.

The Asian Chess Championship will take place in Iran next month.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44464946

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:32 AM

1. That tournament should never have been awarded to a country with those restrictions

Good for her.

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