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Protecting priests

"It is beyond imagination that in this day and age our mobeds continue to perform religious ceremonies without a modicum of protection,” wrote Dinshaw Tamboly, chairman of the World Zoroastrian Organisation (WZO) Trusts in an email to Parsiana on April 2, 2021. Spurred by a string of fire related accidents at places of worship over the decades, some fatal, the core group of Empowering Mobeds (EM) has "after proactive discussions, where various options were considered, decided to have jamas, padan and ‘hand pockets’ (for protecting the hands of mobeds who offer boi) made from fire retardant fabric that would provide......

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