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Find Out Why Soumya Swaminathan Refused to Play in Iran

Find Out Why Soumya Swaminathan Refused to Play in Iran

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The Asian team chess championship of chess 2018 to be held in Hamadan Iran from 26 July to August 4th will see one chess star less from India. She is none other than Soumya Swaminathan the woman Grandmaster and former world junior girls' champion. source Soumya Swaminathan Chess News- Soumya swaminathan refused to play international master chess tournament citing the violation of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, conscience and religion. On her Facebook page told that, she refused to abide by the compulsory headscarf rule of Iran. Countries like Saudi Arabia too have a compulsory headscarf rule but they had relaxed it for the world chess championship held there in 2017. source Upcoming Chess Tournaments- The Asian Chess Championship is a chess competition
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