[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Ministry of the Interior

Regional Government of Golpayegan County

Number: 48

[Date: 2 Bahman 1322] [23 January 1944]

Confidential, direct

 

Ministry of the Interior

Political Division,

Rumours and reports indicate the arrival of a number of Baha’is in Golpayegan, Khansar, [and] Khomein, where they have established an assembly, and through their gatherings started propagating [their faith]. 

The propagation in Golpayegan, where people with strong Islamic beliefs live, has worried some and is provoking their spirit of fanaticism. 

In my opinion, the local situation absolutely does not allow for activities where religious differences are discussed, because it is possible that as a result of such events the local peace and order may be disrupted and unfavourable incidents occur.  It seems that it is necessary to prevent these people from teaching their ideas in any way possible.

I report this respectfully that you may issue instructions for the actions to be taken, as you find appropriate. 

The Governor of Golpayegan,

[Signature and stamp:] Kiyumars Sahmi

 

[Handwritten note 1:] Political Affairs, 11 Bahman 1322 [1 February 1944]

[Handwritten note 2:] Stamp: Ministry of The Interior, Political Division, number 7351 dated 13 Bahman 1322 [3 February 1944]

[Handwritten note 3:] Mr. Shahabi, please write: “One must not report based on rumours, but should investigate personally and by trustworthy means. [If] there is no local disturbance, there is nothing to be done.” 15 Bahman [5 February]