‘Forcing Hijabs On International Competitors’

“Nazi Paikidze, a US chess champion, declared that she will boycott the world championship in Iran because she thinks nobody can force her to wear a hijab and thinks it’s against basic fundamental rights of a woman to be forced.

The 2017 contest will have a compulsory Islamic dress code

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“In an ‘Instagram’ post, she shared her opinion and said it was

unacceptable to host a Women’s World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens“.

“She also lashed out at those who questioned her know-how of Iran saying,

“For those saying that I don’t know anything about Iran: I have received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day“.

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