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[Newspaper:] Aeen-e-Islam

[Number:] 14

[Date:] 15 Mordad 26 [7 August 1947]

[Page:] 10, column 1

Private Issue


From Tehran – Mr. Seraji Sedaqat has sent a letter to this office complaining about [the owner of] Jala’s Dried Fruits and Nuts shop (whom he introduces as a Godless Baha’i). [Mr. Seraji Sedaqat] states that despite the strict prohibition by the chief of state against any display against Islam during the holy month of Ramadan, [the owner] openly sells ice-cream in his shop, and gathers a group in front of his small shop to eat ice-cream.

Aeen-e-Islam – We call the attention of the government authorities to the complaint of Mr. Seraji Sedaqat -