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Enter the out married

Barely had the list of candidates for the May 29, 2022 Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trusteeship elections become known than the vilification began. The obvious targets from among the 17 contestants are the two interfaith married Parsis, Yasmin Mistry and Kaikhushroo Irani, with Mistry attracting the most ire. This is not surprising given the community’s inherent and institutionalized bias against women. One irate traditionalist questioned the morality and caliber of the lady while labeling the male candidate a "traitor" for marrying outside the faith. This may be the first BPP trusteeship election where interfaith married Parsis are contesting. Jurist, author......

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