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Chess Olympiad 2022: Pakistan will not participate in Chess Olympiad, India said unfortunate

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The 44th Chess Olympiad has been rejected by Pakistan. India referred to it as really unfortunate. The Olympic torch relay being rotated through Jammu and Kashmir is not acceptable to Pakistan.

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The 44th Chess Olympiad has been rejected by Pakistan. India referred to it as really unfortunate. The Olympic torch relay being rotated through Jammu and Kashmir is not acceptable to Pakistan. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) extended an invitation to Pakistan to take part in the Chess Olympiad. Chennai will host the competition from July 28 until August 10.

In a statement, the foreign ministry of Pakistan claimed that India had made the Olympic torch relay in Jammu and Kashmir into a political issue. Therefore, we won’t take part in it. Pakistan will also take it to the International Chess Federation level in addition to this.

Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for the Indian Foreign Ministry, added that Pakistan’s decision to unexpectedly withdraw from the competition was regrettable. ” It is very sad that Pakistan decided to leave the esteemed international competition after the team arrived in India, he remarked in New Delhi. Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are union territories that Bagchi argued are essential components of India.

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