[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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:] Ettehad-e-Mellal

[Date:] 11 Tir 1334 [3 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 38

 

Letter from India’s Minister of Culture to Iran’s Ambassador in Delhi

We were informed that Abol-Kalam Azad, the minister of culture of India, who is well known for his belief in Islam and is a patriarch of that religion in his country, wrote a letter a few days ago to Mr. Hekmat, the Iranian ambassador to India, in which he mentioned, “This letter is not written from a minister to an ambassador, but it is a letter written by a Muslim named Abol-Kalam to another Muslim named Ali Asghar.” In the letter, he expressed sadness about the pressures inflicted on the Baha’i sect in Iran and added that the spirit of Islam abominates these sorts of actions.