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Date: 133----- [-----195-]

No: 2241 RS

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Ministry of the Interior

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Office of the Governor

According to the reports received, the members of the Baha’i sect, since the [dissolution of the assembly], although they hold no meetings or promotional activities there, meet in one another’s homes in groups consisting of men, women and children, under the guise of family gatherings, for the fulfilment of their religious duties. Since, according to Article 21 of the Amendments to the Constitution, it is illegal to hold gatherings that cause religious or civil sedition or disrupt order, [you must] prohibit such gatherings. Monitor this matter tactfully and amicably, and in line with legal obligations, take action to prevent such gatherings.

Minister of the Interior

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