[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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:] Showra

[Date:] 1 Mordad 1334 [24 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 101

 

Law Enforcement Officers Prevented the Babis from Trespassing

Ghamsar

Our reporter states that a few days ago, due to conflict between the Muslims and Baha’is, there was a sudden clash between the two groups, and until the arrival of the police, many Muslims and Baha’is were severely injured. However, the conflict continued with great intensity until the law enforcement officers arrived and with difficulty prevented the parties from continuing the conflict. They immediately arrested and transferred the perpetrators of this bloody clash, all of whom were Baha’i sect traitors and atheists, and handed them over to the police headquarters. With much struggle the residents were dispersed, with a firm promise to severely punish these offensive and heretical individuals.

As soon as the news reached Kashan, the head of the gendarmerie, the head of the court and several heads of the departments went to Ghamsar to investigate and punish the Baha’is.

Currently, the city is relatively calm, and the general public is eagerly awaiting the trial and punishment of the perpetrators.

Those injured in the fight are currently hospitalized.