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


[Newspaper:] Post-e Tehran

[Date:] 7 Tir 1334 [29 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 622


Today, Engineer Taleghani, the Government Spokesman Said, “Some People in Shiraz Were Incited and Intended to Destroy a House in Shiraz. As a Result of the Intervention of the Law Enforcement Officers, They Were Injured.”

Following a statement that was issued by the government about the Shiraz incident and the declaration of martial law in that city, this morning, Mr. Taleghani, the minister of agriculture and government spokesman, told our correspondent, “Some people from Shiraz, who were incited, rushed to destroy a house inside the city. As a result, there was a collision between the police and the insurgents, and several people were injured. Therefore, martial law was declared there, and peace was established.”

Our correspondent’s report from Shiraz states that this announcement was issued yesterday by the commander of the 6th Division of Fars and was also made public by Radio Shiraz: “All the esteemed residents of Fars are hereby informed that, according to the decision and notification of the government, the rules of martial law in Shiraz City will be established and implemented from 9:00 a.m. today.

Commander of the 6th Fars Division - Brigadier General

Our correspondent adds that the latest news indicates that complete calm has been established in Fars and the injured are being treated in hospitals.

According to our correspondent, yesterday’s incident in Shiraz was caused by arousing the feelings of some Shiraz residents towards one of the Baha’i teachers [missionaries]. But the intervention of the [government] agents prevented the incident from continuing.