[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone

Telegraph: HG from Khomein [to Tehran]

Invoice number: 5044

Number of words: 165

Original date: 24 Bahman 1322 [14 February 1944]

Explanations: ----

Date received: 25 Bahman 1322 [15 February 1944]

Receiver’s name: ---

 

The Honourable Minister of Education,

Copy: Ministry of Justice, Copy: The Ministry of the Interior, Copy: Ayatollah Behbahani, Copy: Mr. Firouz-Abadi, Copy: Mr. Fouladvand, the representative to the Parliament,

To have people in the education [department] with perverse ideology causes seduction and is misleading students. There are a number of Baha’is who are teaching contrary to the holy religion of Islam and propagating their beliefs at high school and lower levels here in Kamareh. We have reported the situation and our concerns repeatedly to the head of education in Golpayegan, and requested him to remove these people.

Our requests have been ignored; therefore, because of our desire for our children’s well-being, we feel we must resort to high officials to plead that such teachers be replaced with Muslim ones in order to remove the worries of the residents of this area.

 

[Signature:]

Morteza Shams, Aboukhair Morteza, Morteza Farqdan, Karim Rezvani, Hendi, Mohammad Sarmadi, Hasanali Karimi, Amanollah Mostowfi, Mohammad Nabi Mostowfi, Seyyed Jamal

 

[Handwritten note 1:] Stamp: recorded in the confidential files of the Ministry of the Interior, number 720015, dated 27 Bahman 1322 [17 February 1944]

[Handwritten note 2:] [It is] political, 27 Bahman 1322 [17 February 1944]

[Handwritten note 3:] seal: Ministry of the Interior, Department of Political Affairs, number 7638, dated 30 Bahman 1322 [20 February 1944]

[Handwritten note 4:] to archive, 14 Esfand 1322 [5 March 1944]