Sports bodies should boycott countries that impose hijab on participants


Times of India Blog reports:
Woman Grandmaster and former world junior girls' champion Soumya Swaminathan showed great courage and strength of conviction by withdrawing from the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Iran, over the compulsory headscarf rule for participation. Though her pulling out means that she relinquished the opportunity to win and qualify for the World Team Chess Championship, it is far more important that women champions and leaders stand up against patriarchal and religious oppression across the world.
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