[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:] Khandaniha

[Date:] 3 Tir 1334 [25 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 79

 

-Is There An Electoral List in the Ministry of Interior?

-When a member of parliament said that the Constitution is whatever His Majesty says, His Majesty became upset! 

-The telegram sent about the Baha’is to the Iranian government by Nehru

-The government opponents believe they will overthrow the government before the election

It is said that a rumour about the preparation of a list of members for the 19th round of the National Consultative Assembly is [being] spread by supporters of the former government, and since the rumour of the existence of the electoral list in the government came true, they want to stress that this government repeats the same action; members of parliament are selected and not elected. But what is certain is that the government is already working to pass and implement the law on formation of city councils, and Alam, the minister of the interior who is liaising between the pro-government representatives and the prime minister, carries messages to expedite the formation of the city councils as soon as possible...

... Political scholars believe that no significant changes will take place in the situation in the Middle East until the Conference of the Heads of State of the World is convened and the fate of the world is determined; therefore, in the next five weeks, when the Conference comes to its end and the heads of the four major governments return to their countries, we should not expect anything to happen.

Another important and significant matter is the telegram from Nehru to the Iranian government because, as it is said, Baha’is living outside of Iran have been tried by all available means and have expressed views about the Baha’is of Iran and have called on the heads of state of the European and Asian countries to provide direct telegraphic advice of good behaviour regarding the Baha’is of Iran. The same request has been [put to] the prime minister of India, Mr. Nehru, and it has become known in Tehran that Mr. Nehru has sent a very detailed telegram about them to the Iranian government.

“Brief from Vahemeh and Kavian”

[Explanation of the picture on first page]

Haerizadeh, at the Consultative Assembly, has taken the lead in opposing the government of Ala

[Explanation of the picture on second page]

In a speech, Taghizadeh, president of the Senate, confirmed the government of Ala