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


[Newspaper:] Seday-e Mardom

[Date:] 19 Ordibehesht 1334 [10 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 1425


A Plan Is Submitted, With Level Three Urgency to the National Consultative Assembly to Declare the Baha’i Sect Illegal and Confiscate all [Its] Property and Assets. Countless Telegrams and Petitions Confirming the Occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds Have Been Sent to the Centre From All Cities.

Level Three Emergency Plan

Some members of the National [Consultative] Assembly are preparing and signing a bill that will be submitted to the parliament as a matter of urgency, and, according to that, to declare the Baha’i sect illegal and oblige the government to seize all its property and assets.

If the mentioned plan is signed by 15 deputies by this morning, it will be presented to the parliament in today’s session, and if not ... in the next week ...

Telegram and Petitions

Since three days ago, when the centre of the Baha’is was occupied by the military forces, many telegrams and petitions have been received  from the centre and all the cities in Tehran, expressing satisfaction … with the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds and the closure of the centre of Baha’is…