A female Iranian climber who competed with her hair uncovered did so because her hijab fell off "inadvertently", a post on her Instagram account says.

Iran PressIran News: A video showed Elnaz Rekabi, 33, violating Iran's dress code at the Asian Championships in South Korea. 



The post on Instagram on Tuesday apologized for "getting everybody worried."

"Due to bad timing, and the unanticipated call for me to climb the wall, my head covering inadvertently came off," it explained.

The post added that she was on her way back to Iran "alongside the team based on the pre-arranged schedule."

Since ancient times Iranian society has been observing some form of hijab. This way, Iranian men and women maintained their dignity by covering their heads and bodies.

Most Muslim women, both in Islamic countries and those living in their country as a Muslim minority, cover their hair and body from strangers when they are in society.

Hijab has supporters and opponents worldwide, but as a part of the Islamic culture in the world, it is respected by most societies.


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