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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Ruh-e Azadi

[Date:] 31 Ordibehesht 1334 - [22 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 121


Gatherings [Institutions] of the perverse Baha’i Sect Dissolved

The other outstanding matter discussed at the religious and political gatherings last week was the report of the government regarding disbandment of the Baha’i Assemblies of the perverse sect, which was brought to the attention of the National Consultative Assembly and which received the full approval of its members. When the Minister of Interior stated that the government will prevent any disorder and chaos and will disband centres that cause religious and other disturbances and close any site where the peace and tranquillity of the country are disrupted, the Members of Parliament loudly voiced their approval. The Parliamentary Speaker affirmed that the government’s report is fully supported by the members, which brings to an end the gathering of treacherous, disloyal intruders [who constitute an] impostor group, and who have no objective other than to spread sedition aimed at harming the nation and the national religion.