[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Ministry of the Interior

National Police Force Headquarters

Date: 2 Mordad 1324 [24 July 1945]

Number: 4752

Confidential

 

Ministry of the Interior

Report number 386, from the police force of Shiraz, is submitted herewith:

According to the report of the police force of Abadeh, the opponents of Sheikh Ali Akbar, the prayer leader of the town, who has a [troubled] background in Abadeh, requested the clerics of Qom to send a religious leader to Abadeh. Recently, an individual named Sheikh Ansari has arrived in Abadeh, and has managed to gather a band of followers and cause a great rift and division amongst the residents, particularly on the part of Sheikh Ali Akbar, who instigates agitation and turmoil.

The office of the provincial governor general and the commander of the military brigades were informed of the situation, and the police were instructed to resolve the disputes and prevent any untoward events, by the instructions of the governor and the garrison. The result will be conveyed later.

 

The Commander of the National Police Force

 

[Handwritten note 1:] Stamp: Registered with Confidential Office of the Ministry of the Interior, Number 3087, Date: 4 Mordad 1324 [26 July 1945]

[Handwritten note 2:] Political Office

[Handwritten note 3:] Signed by Mr. … , To inquire about the situation from the office of the provincial governor general and the governorate office.

[Handwritten note 4:] Abadeh, Governorate Office of Shiraz, Office of the Provincial Governor:

According to the police report, the opponents of Sheikh Ali Akbar (the prayer leader of Abadeh), requested the scholars in Qom to send a religious leader to Abadeh. For this purpose, they sent Sheikh Ansari, whose arrival in Abadeh has caused a great deal of division and unrest, which is caused by provocations of Sheikh Ali Akbar. Instruct that the report of the situation and the details of the efforts that have been exerted to resolve the dispute and restore order is [submitted]. Minister of the Interior; acting chief of the political office

[Handwritten note 5:] To be encrypted, 409 – 11 Mordad 1324 [2 August 1945]