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The Delhi crisis has been diffused. The trustees of the Anjunam have formed a committee to discuss the changes. No vote on the reforms will take place at the September 21 AGM The Federation of the Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India will pass a resolution requesting the Delhi Parsi Anjuman to turn down the proposed changes in its rules to permit non-Parsi spouses to have their bodies/ashes interred in their aramgah The World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthushtis has captured three of the five vice presidents seats on the Federation of the Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India on September 13, 2014. Sam Chothia of Valsad is Vice President West Zone B. Mancher Mubarakai West Zone A and Tehmton Anklesaria the North Zone. The South Zones Vice President is Mani Clubwalla. No nominations have apparently been received for the East. WAPIZ candidates elected to the posts of two honorary secretaries and two treasurers Union minister for minority affairs Dr Najma Heptulla did not attend the meet. Delhi Parsi Anjuman president Yezad Kapadia clarifies on controversy over proposed changes in rules at the Annual General Meeting (see DPA proposals in News You Can Use section). Apps/emails circulating alleging the Delhi Parsi Anjuman intends to surreptitiously make changes in its constitution and has suspended their head priest are false, says DPA honorary secretary and trustee Adil Nargolwala. Proposed changes have been circulated to all members and the annual general meeting will be held as always on the third Sunday of September. The next date for the Goolrookh Gupta vs Valsad Parsi Anjuman case before the Supreme Court of India is October 14, 2014. The matter was not listed for hearing on September 9, 2014. The "status quo" order by the Charity Commissioner on all BPP properties will continue till October 8, 2014, the next date for hearing the dispute between four trustees of the BPP and BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta
 
 

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The images are chilling. People herded like cattle, lined up and slaughtered. The civilized world is shocked at the pictures and videos being displayed in the media of unarmed men, women and children being butchered in Syria and Iraq. But what particularly caught the eye of Parsis and Zoroastrians all over the world was the horrific massacre of Yazidis by the extremist ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) now termed IS (Islamic State). The fundamentalist group terms the Yazidis devil worshippers and thereby justifies...


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