[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

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In the Name of God

 

Honourable Governor of Nowshahr City

Copy: Honourable Prosecutor of Nowshahr City

Respectfully, with greetings and devotion, this is to inform you that, according to the ruling of the holy verse,Allah does not forbid you from dealing kindly and fairly with those who have neither fought nor driven you out of your homes. Surely Allah loves those who are fair.”[1], and according to Article 14 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic regarding all official and unofficial religious minorities, Muslims are obliged to treat non-Muslims with good morals and Islamic justice and to respect human rights.

Therefore, the merchants and residents of Nowshahr City request an investigation regarding the closure for more than six months of the business premises of a number of shopkeepers belonging to a religious minority, which has caused pessimism about the Islamic doctrine and with economic recession across the city, because, according to Article 1 of the laws and regulations of guilds and the executive by-laws of Article 28 of the Law of the Trade Union, any commercial units sealed after six months must be reopened so that the necessary investigation can be carried out.

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[1][Quran 60:8] https://quran.com/60