BPP Chairman Dinshaw Mehta Clarifies BPP’s stand on the Global Working Group Initiative.


March 11, 2012

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In recent times there has been a new initiative by Zoroastrian bodies around the world. Called the Global Working Group or GWG, it has brought the leaders of Zoroastrian Federations from the USA and UK and the largest Zarathushti body, the Bombay Parsi Punchayat to the table.

In an email communication, the Chairman of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat, Mr. Dinshaw Mehta informs us of the official position of the BPP as regards to this new initiative.

From: Dinshaw Rusi Mehta

Sent: Saturday, 10 March 2012 5:45 PM

Subject: Clarification by Traditional Networks

Dear All,

Once again the Traditionalists seem to have misunderstood the coming together meetings with the inherent danger of alienating mainstream Zoroastrians.

The Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet have had 3 coming together meetings with FEZANA and ZTFE in Dubai, Mumbai and London.

And in all of them it has been made clear that these meetings are meant ONLY for bringing together PARSI IRANI ZOROASTRIANS AND NO OTHERS FOR SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC NETWORKING AND INTERACTION.

The Trustees assure all members of our community, of whatever shade, of this firm commitment.

I hope that the fears of the Traditionalists are allayed with this clarification.

Warm Regards to All,

Dinshaw Mehta