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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:] Shora

[Date:] 25 Ordibehesht 1334 [16 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 55

 

Request for dismissal of Baha’is

Hamadan

Yesterday, representatives of religious organizations and various groups within the society wired telegrams of gratitude and appreciation to His Majesty for having issued the order to close down the Haziratu’l-Quds [Baha'i Centre] f the Baha’is and to prevent them from disseminating their propaganda. [They] also thanked the National Consultative Assembly, requesting it to pass a law to proclaim the Baha’i religion and its institutions as illegal, thereby cleansing Iran from the contamination of their existence.  Such an act would add a bright and shining page to the National Consultative Assembly’s record.