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Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone

Report from Provinces and Towns

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Date: 17 Bahman 1326 [23 February 1948]

 

[…] Ardestan, 16 Bahman [1326] [6 February 1948]

Yesterday evening, a group of nearly 2,000 individuals from the area around Ardestan gathered with the intention to attack the Baborroha residential area, which is a Baha’i neighbourhood. The police department [sent] all of its personnel from the central locations that are outside of Ardestan into the area and was able to disperse the crowd after strenuous efforts.  There was no altercation and the gendarmeries and responsible sectors are taking action to prevent any incidents.

 

Ali Mohammad Besharati