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

 

[Newspaper:] Tehran Mosavvar

[Date:] 27 Mordad 1334 [19 August 1955]

[Issue No.:] 625

 

General Bakhtiar at Ayatollah Borujerdi’s house

The military governor of Tehran, General Bakhtiar, went to Qom last week to visit His Holiness Ayatollah Borujerdi. The military governor of Tehran attained his presence once while His Holiness was sitting in his yard amongst his supporters and once again that same afternoon at a previously arranged time in the interior quarters of His Holiness’s house, where he conversed with him for an hour about the sermons and admonitions of the preachers in Tehran and other cities during the months of Muharram and Safar.

Reportedly, His Highness was informed at these meetings that some preachers were making provoking and passionate remarks from the pulpit, causing public outburst, thus requiring the ayatollah’s intervention to maintain security and prevent bloodshed.