"There seemed to be a cash component to the transaction and the finger pointed to (former Bombay Parsi Punchayet) Dinshaw Mehta," alleged current BPP chairman Yazdi Desai addressing a press conference on July 29 pertaining to a tenancy transfer in Dady House owned by the BPP.
The 2011 Government of India census figures put the Indian Parsi population at 57,264, according to news sources. A figure of 60,000 was anticipated but the figure cited is lower. The decline is probably greater than believed in the out-of-Bombay centers. The 2001 all-India census figure for Parsis was 69,601.
“There are two alternatives for the proposed agiary in New Bombay,” according to Sharukh Doctor, president of The New Bombay Zoroastrian Association Charitable Trust (TNBZACT). “We either convert it to a dadgah or look for a second holy fire.”
He informs Parsiana that the course of action on the stay granted by the Bharuch district court on July 15, 2016 on the shifting of the holy fire from the Doongaji Agiary there to New Bombay, is being debated by the trustees of that Agiary.
The trustees of the Doongaji Agiary will meet with legal counsel Burjor Antia on Friday, July 22 to get his views on the way ahead.
TNBZACT and the trustees of the Bharuch Agiary trust will then meet with Dastur Khurshed Dastur for his advice in the next week.
Dastur (Dr) Peston Mirza, 72, has passed away today, June 26, 2016 at Jaslok Hospital. The paidast was performed at Doongerwadi in Bombay.
Maoist sympathiser Kobad Ghandy has been transferred to Narayanpeti jial in Telangana. His next court date is July 4. On June 10 a Delhi court acquitted him of all terrorist charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act