Calls for chess boycott over Iran's hijab laws

Calls for chess boycott over Iran's hijab laws
 

Calls for a boycott of next year's Women's World Chess Championship in Tehran, in protest at Iran's strict hijab laws, have prompted a big debate inside Iran in both the official and social media.
At stake are two of the most current and contentious issues in Iran - equal participation for women in sport and increasing resistance among growing numbers of Iranian women to their country's compulsory Islamic dress code.
BBC Persian has been listening to the arguments on both sides.
The controversy started after Iran was named as host country at the end of September, in the absence of any other... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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