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Ministry of the Interior


Number: 3663/7N

Date: 29 Ordibehesht 1341 [19 May 1962]

Writing date: 27 Ordibehesht 1341 [17 May 1962]


Highly Acclaimed Honourable Ayatollah Aqa Najafi,

Your illustrious letter was received. I am highly grateful and appreciative of Your Holiness’s affectionate statement to my person. About the recent harassment that happened in the Village of Eskandari to the people of Faridan, the governor general of Isfahan, the National Gendarmerie Headquarters and the local governor were ordered to prevent any improper religious action and be vigilant so as to maintain order and to ensure that the tranquillity of the dwellers of Faridan is safeguarded.


The Minister of the Interior