[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Farhangian News

[Date:] 19 Azar 1393 [10 December 2014]

 

Dance Training Class in One of the Schools in Karaj

Farhangian News - Prudence:

A non-profit school located in Karaj has organized a ballet dance class for its students; it is said that it is being held instead of the Quran class.

According to Pars, for some time now, non-profit schools have been very popular in some metropolises, especially in Tehran, and despite the high cost of these schools and the pressure on families, many families insist that their children enrol in these schools...

According to the report, due to the novelty of the issue and the presence of Baha’ism in one of the areas close to Karaj, it is possible that in this non-profit school, most students set up such classes with the aim of drawing the line towards Baha’ism.