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A financial crunch at the Bombay Parsi Punchayet has reportedly resulted in the second child incentive scheme and the Mobed Amelioration program being kept on hold for the quarter April-June 2014. The next date for the Goolrookh Gupta vs Valsad Parsi Anjuman case before the Supreme Court of India is September 9, 2014 The BPP auditors have told the trust they cannot make payment of the Rs 11 lakh legal fees of the five high priests who wish to intervene on behalf of the BPP in the so-called "renegade" priests case before the Supreme Court of India. BPP trustee Muncherji Cama and former BPP trustee Dinshaw Tamboly have both criticized the large amounts of money spent on the protracted litigation. The "status quo" order by the Charity Commissioner on all BPP properties will continue till October 2014, the next date for hearing the dispute between four trustees of the BPP and its chairman Dinshaw Mehta.
 
 

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There has been much heated discussion among the seven Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustees over whether legal fees should be paid for representing five high priests as interveners on behalf of the BPP before the Supreme Court in the so-called "renegade” priests case. The amount of Rs 11,00,000 (US $ 18,333) is small compared to the Rs 3,00,00,000 (US  $ 5,00,000) the Bombay apex trust has already frittered on this ego-fuelled litigation (some trustees claim the figure is lower, between two to two-and-a-half crores but...


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