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[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:] Khorasan Mashhad

[Date:] 9 Tir 1334 [1 July 1955]

[Issue No:] 1721

 

Our correspondent in Tehran reports:

Fight between Muslims and Baha’is of Shiraz ends with 73 people injured.

Members of the Baradaran Party attacked the house of Seyyed Ali-Muhammad Bab (the Baha’is Ka’bah)

 

According to the Security Commission of Shiraz, Ayatollah Haji Seyyed Noureddin Shirazi was exiled.

 

On Monday 5 Tir [27 June 1955] at 10:00 in the morning, a group of the Baha’is of Shiraz, with previous permission from the head of the Police Force, were intending to rebuild the already broken wall of the house of Seyyed Ali-Muhammad Bab. As soon as Ayatollah Seyyed Noureddin was informed of such a permit, he sent a telegraphic request to General Alavi-Moqaddam, the national commander of the Police Force, to say that the government should put a stop to the wall repair. Before the telegram reached its destination in Tehran, the supporters of the mentioned ayatollah, who were members of the Baradaran Party, attacked the house of Seyyed Ali-Muhammad Bab, forced the workers to escape, and occupied the house. They immediately went in pursuit of the Baha’is. As a result of the intervention of the army and police officers, their intention was prevented and martial law was announced.

 

It is rumoured that in the incident of Shiraz, 60 non-military people and two police and army officers were severely injured, and are in critical condition. Eleven army soldiers were also injured.

 

On Tuesday morning, the National Security Commission, with the presence of the minister of the interior, the minister of war, the national head of the joint staff of the armed forces, and the commander of the National Police Force, had a meeting. After reviewing the reports, they issued an order to banish Ayatollah Seyyed Noureddin.