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Chess Star Soumya Swaminathan Withdraws herself from Iran Tournament

Chess Star Soumya Swaminathan Withdraws herself from Iran Tournament

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Indian chess star Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the chess tournament in Iran. The country’s rule is that the female players must wear a headscarf and as a protest to that Swaminathan has withdrawn herself. As a statement she had apologized for not being able to represent the country in the tournament while adding, she finds it deeply oppressing to enforce a religious dress code on the players.

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