India’s Woman Grandmaster withdraws from Iran event over headscarf rule

The Woman Grandmaster of India Soumya Swaminathan said she will not participate in the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Hamadan, Iran, from July 26 to August 4, because the compulsory-headscarf rule violated her personal rights. “I find the Iranian law of compulsory Headscarf to be in direct violation of my basic Human Rights including my … Continue reading India’s Woman Grandmaster withdraws from Iran event over headscarf rule