Shohreh Bayat was the referee of the Women’s World Chess Championship. There is nothing interesting about that until she is the civilian from Iran, where a different career choice used to turn in a nightmare.
As soon as she returned to her hometown in January after the tournament, she has been criticized in online media for not wearing a proper headscarf. There was a photograph from the event has been circulated widely, where she has appeared without any hijab. Iranian websites have been reported that she has breached the compulsory law of the nation.
As per Bayat’s statement, she doesn’t like to wear such things, which reflects as the religious mark. She rather likes to wear a modern outfit. Though she has admitted that not wearing the hijab is something serious move against the nation.
The hijab, a mandatory ware of women’s dress in Iran, since 1979. But in recent years, it has been observed that few women are against this law and they are protesting by refusing to wear hijab. The punishment for breaking this particular law is imprisonment, lashing.