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||Shirin Fozdar arrives in Saigon, the first pioneer to Vietnam.
||Shirin Fozdar; pioneer
||The first local spiritual assembly in Vietnam is formed at Saigon-Cholon (Cholon is the Chinese section of Saigon).
- This body is also the first local assembly to be formed in Indochina.
||Following the conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam, an anti-religion policy is implemented and the Bahá’í Faith, along with all other religions, is banned.
||The Bahá’ís of Vietnam are prohibited by the government from meeting and practising their religion. [BW17:81; BW19:50]
- Bahá’í centres throughout the country are closed or confiscated;
- The national Hazíratu’l-Quds in Ho Chi Minh City is seized and made into an orphanage;
- Two members of the national spiritual assembly are arrested and sent to ‘re-education’ camps.
- One is released in 1982, owing to ill health.
||Persecution, Vietnam; NSA; Haziratul-Quds
||One of the members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Vietnam sent to a ‘re-education’ camp is released owing to ill health; the other remains in detention. [BW18:96]
||NSA; religious persecution
|2008 21 Mar
||The re-election of the National Spiritual Assembly of Vietnam after a lapse of some 33 years A major step was taken a year ago when authorities issued a certificate recognizing Bahá'í activities. The Bahá'í Faith was established in Vietnam in 1954. In 1957 Bahá'ís there joined with a number of other countries in southeast Asia to form a Regional Spiritual Assembly, and in 1964 the first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Vietnam was formed. [BWNS617]
|2008 25 Jul
||Vietnam recognizes Bahá'ís as religious community. This follows the election of the National Spiritual Assembly some months earlier. The Bahá'í Faith was established in the country in 1954, and the first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Vietnam was elected 10 years later. In the mid-1970s, formal activities of the community were suspended. [BWNS64]