[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:] Ferdowsi

[Date:] 14 Shahrivar 1334 [6 September 1955]

[Issue No.:] 54

 

The Rumours of Religious Conflict Have Disappeared

Despite the rumours that excited [people] and [arose] before the days of Ashura and Tasu’a, about the possibility of commotions in the city, with the care exercised by the Ministry of the Interior and the law enforcement officers, not only did no minor incidents take place, but also great religious groups mourned [in an] orderly [way] and in peace.

It must be mentioned that on the day of Ashura, all the soldiers and army officers were summoned to their bases. No other soldiers, except a few who were sitting in the trucks, concentrated in several crowded parts of the city [to watch] for possible incidents, were in sight. Therefore, after the mourning ceremonies of Tasu’a and Ashura the rumours of religious differences disappeared altogether.