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The mounting tension between the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustees erupted into a potentially violent incident in the apex trust’s boardroom on May 12, 2015 with allegations that BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta attempted to attack co-trustee Yazdi Desai with a chair. (See News You Can Use below for full report) Advertisements announcing the end of Bombay Parsi Punchayet chairman Dinshaw Mehta's term of office on July 15 have been stayed till June 10, 2015 by Justice S C Gupte of the Bombay High Court on May 13, 2015. Mehta contends his term expires this October while four of his co-trustees claim it expires in July, when Mehta completes 21 years in office. The election scheme states 21 years or three terms in office as the maximum a trustee can serve The Bombay High Court on April 30, 2015 has accepted the terms of consent filed by five Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustees in the Parsi Lying-In Hospital redevelopment dispute. While BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta has been allowed to appeal the decision, no stay was granted. The mediation settlement in the priests ban case between the Bombay Parsi Punchayet and Jamsheed Kanga and Homi Khusrokhan has been accepted by the Supreme Court on April 27, 2015. An intervention application filed by advocate Bapoo Malcolm on behalf of his client was rejected by the court. . Over 120 flats belonging to the BPP are reportedly lying vacant and unallocated due to the "status quo" order by the Charity Commissioner on all BPP properties. The year old status quo order continues till the next date of hearing of the appeal by four BPP trustees to suspend/oust BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta. The next date for the Goolrookh Gupta vs Valsad Parsi Anjuman case before the Supreme Court of India is set for August 11, 2015.
 
 

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While the proposed Code of Conduct (CoC) for the upcoming Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trusteeship elections was being discussed, one cynic noted that the trustees themselves were in need of a behavioral code. The person must have been prescient. Barely a month later the most shameful incident in the recorded history of the once august trust occurred. One trustee was on the verge of assaulting another with a chair. While the alleged perpetrator denies the charge, claiming he had strained a ligament and held...


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