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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adopted from website:] Mashregh News

[Date:] 21 Khordad 1393 [11 June 2014]

 

Pictures of Demonstrations of the People of Tehran Against the Baha’i Prime Minister

On the appointed day, a large number of people marched towards the Islamic Consultative Assembly with the presence of the martyrs Nawab Safavi, Seyyed Abdol Hosein Vahedi, Seyyed Hosein Emami, etc., holding the Quran and the flag.

The History Group of Mashregh [News] - Abdol Hosein Hajir was born into a Baha’i family. As a young man, he held several regional positions, and in some cabinets, including the cabinet of Ahmad Ghavam, he also reached the ministerial position.

On the 20th of Khordad 1327 [10 June 1948], the whisper of his premiership began; on the 23rd of the same month [13 June 1948], he reached this post. It was said that Mohammad Reza and Ashraf Pahlavi had a great desire for his premiership and had provided the ground for it as much as possible. The Mujahid clergy, late Ayatollah Seyyed Abol-Ghasem Kashani, who considered Hajir to be one of the British affiliates and agents, indicated his opposition by announcing a march from his home to the National Consultative Assembly.

On the promised day, a large number of people marched towards the Islamic Consultative Assembly with the presence of the [Fadaian-e Islam, Devotees of Islam] martyrs Navvab Safavi, Seyyed Abdol-Hosein Vahedi, Seyyed Hosein Emami, etc., holding the Quran and the flag. In front of the parliament, the military attacked the people with firearms and cold weapons, seriously injuring many people. The pictures in front of you show this historical event.