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Indian Chess Player Quits Iran Tournament Over Headscarf Rule

An Indian chess champion announced she will not be participating in a tournament in Iran, as the country's law requiring women to wear headscarves is a violation of her human rights, she said. Soumya Swaminathan, a 29-year-old grandmaster, wrote on Facebook, "It seems that under the present circumstances, the only way for me to protect my rights is not to go to Iran." Swaminathan was scheduled to be part of the Indian team in the Asian Team Chess Competition, taking place...

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