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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Newspaper:] Post-e Tehran

[Date:] 28 Ordibehesht 1334 [19 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 588

 

By order of the Minister of Education, the section on the “Manifestation of the Bab” was deleted from school text books

 

Subsequent to the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds[1], the Centre for Baha’i activities, strict orders were issued by Dr. Mehran, the Minister of Education, to debar the activities of the Baha’is from the school environment.  According to reports, the Minister of Education has ordered that authorities exercise extraordinary vigilance and after being informed of any deviant activity within the academic environment, report the matter directly to him as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, because some academic textbooks, such as the Elementary History books mention the name of ‘the Bab’ and include a summary about the “Manifestation of the Bab”.  In accordance with orders from the Minister of Education, those sentences are to be deleted from all academic books.  Also, further to the implementation of this order and subsequent to invitations to directors of credible [publishing houses] that sell textbooks, it was decided [that the objectionable material is] to be deleted by blackening out the sections related to the “Manifestation of the Bab” in those books which have been already printed, and then offer them for sale.

 

[1] [A Baha'i term for Baha’i Centre]