Poor Parsis can look forward to new homes

The New Year is bound to be good for some Parsis as they could get their much-awaited homes.

By Ashutosh Shukla | DNA

The poor Parsi housing issue was entangled in court cases, with the result that all the allotments had been frozen for two years. The one-man committee appointed by the Bombay high court in August has completed its proceedings and has asked the board of trustees to act in accordance with it.

The report, which was completed on December 30, was prepared by justice H Suresh when the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) had moved court against 104 allottees who were asked to be given houses as per the charity commissioner’s order. They had protested as they alleged that the houses were being allotted out of turn and hence the court ordered a stay on the process.

“Our stand is vindicated as the report has backed our merit rating scheme. We will start allotting the houses soon. People will have to wait their turn though,” said Dinshaw Mehta, trustee of the BPP.

“We are happy that the stay has been lifted. Some people will be allotted houses at the earliest as per the letters given to them. For the rest we will have to look into specific reasons and deal with it accordingly” said Zarir Jehangirji, one of the respondents.

  • Shaimak Madon

    Of late, I find many a posts on your portal pointing out the non fulfillment of tall promises made by the then candidates at the time of currying for votes during BPP Elections in 2008. I would not like to add to the agony of such candidates who perchance got elected and have shown their true colours but I am quoting a write up still available on the webiste and would like to know from its author (now a HIGH priests) what his two proteges have done after being elected as Trustees during the last two years of their tenure as BPP Trustees. It will be observed from this article, still available on the web, that its author has gone hammer and tongs against the non interest bearing refundable deposit and this practice has still continued.
    Article I am referring to is available for viewing on the web titled “http://tenets.zoroastrianism.com/ThusSpaketheChiefSomebodyofBPPShriBTDastur.pdf.’
    They say that passage of time changes the colours of individuals. Now will this author condemn his proteges who are Trustees of BPP for collecting crores by auctioning flats in charity colonies in South Mumbai though on L/L basis.? Some such auctions has resulted in collection of non interst bearing deposit in excess of Rs 5 crores in a Wadia Baug at Colaba. Is this not a case of metamorphosis of your conscience Rev MeherjiRana Saheb?

  • Shaimak Madon

    Quoting from the same article, how can a Tower at Godrej Baug meant for super affluent be justified when its author has stated and rightly so “One of the attacking points of EDM Virus was the land where the present “Spenta” building stands.
    Vultures were seen on the tall palm trees on the land. The land was a part of the Dokhma land and therefore
    it could not have been used for the alien object of housing. Had the trustees adopted legal steps to change
    the object? If not, it was a breach of trust. The law does not allow a change in the object of a religious trust
    unless it is cy-pres. Let the community know what was done by the trustees.
    Assuming they had managed in some way with the law, EDM Virus worked so efficiently that original
    quoted price of a flat in Spenta was about Rs. 14 lacs which inflated to a crore! A huge charitable organisation
    by name BPP had lost its main element of charity. And as a bonus, spenta was immersed in the smell of
    corpses. The trustees had accelerated the declining process of the already endangered species of vultures. It
    can happen that EDM Virus will one day attack the whole of the Dokhma land. It is already preparing to do so
    since several years. It will one day suddenly appear with a big bang, like HIV Virus, and then there isOne of the attacking points of EDM Virus was the land where the present “Spenta” building stands.
    Vultures were seen on the tall palm trees on the land. The land was a part of the Dokhma land and therefore
    it could not have been used for the alien object of housing. Had the trustees adopted legal steps to change
    the object? If not, it was a breach of trust. The law does not allow a change in the object of a religious trust
    unless it is cy-pres. Let the community know what was done by the trustees.
    Assuming they had managed in some way with the law, EDM Virus worked so efficiently that original
    quoted price of a flat in Spenta was about Rs. 14 lacs which inflated to a crore! A huge charitable organisation
    by name BPP had lost its main element of charity. And as a bonus, spenta was immersed in the smell of
    corpses. The trustees had accelerated the declining process of the already endangered species of vultures. It
    can happen that EDM Virus will one day attack the whole of the Dokhma land. It is already preparing to do so
    since several years. It will one day suddenly appear with a big bang, like HIV Virus, and then there isOne of the attacking points of EDM Virus was the land where the present “Spenta” building stands.
    Vultures were seen on the tall palm trees on the land. The land was a part of the Dokhma land and therefore
    it could not have been used for the alien object of housing. Had the trustees adopted legal steps to change
    the object? If not, it was a breach of trust. The law does not allow a change in the object of a religious trust
    unless it is cy-pres. Let the community know what was done by the trustees.
    Assuming they had managed in some way with the law, EDM Virus worked so efficiently that original
    quoted price of a flat in Spenta was about Rs. 14 lacs which inflated to a crore! A huge charitable organisation
    by name BPP had lost its main element of charity. And as a bonus, spenta was immersed in the smell of
    corpses. The trustees had accelerated the declining process of the already endangered species of vultures. It
    can happen that EDM Virus will one day attack the whole of the Dokhma land. It is already preparing to do so
    since several years. It will one day suddenly appear with a big bang, like HIV Virus, and then there isOne of the attacking points of EDM Virus was the land where the present “Spenta” building stands.
    Vultures were seen on the tall palm trees on the land. The land was a part of the Dokhma land and therefore
    it could not have been used for the alien object of housing. Had the trustees adopted legal steps to change
    the object? If not, it was a breach of trust. The law does not allow a change in the object of a religious trust
    unless it is cy-pres. Let the community know what was done by the trustees.
    Assuming they had managed in some way with the law, EDM Virus worked so efficiently that original
    quoted price of a flat in Spenta was about Rs. 14 lacs which inflated to a crore! A huge charitable organisation
    by name BPP had lost its main element of charity. And as a bonus, spenta was immersed in the smell of
    corpses. The trustees had accelerated the declining process of the already endangered species of vultures. It
    can happen that EDM Virus will one day attack the whole of the Dokhma land. It is already preparing to do so
    since several years. It will one day suddenly appear with a big bang, like HIV Virus, and then there isOne of the attacking points of EDM Virus was the land where the present “Spenta” building stands.
    Vultures were seen on the tall palm trees on the land. The land was a part of the Dokhma land and therefore
    it could not have been used for the alien object of housing. Had the trustees adopted legal steps to change
    the object? If not, it was a breach of trust. The law does not allow a change in the object of a religious trust
    unless it is cy-pres. Let the community know what was done by the trustees.
    Assuming they had managed in some way with the law, EDM Virus worked so efficiently that original
    quoted price of a flat in Spenta was about Rs. 14 lacs which inflated to a crore! A huge charitable organisation
    by name BPP had lost its main element of charity. And as a bonus, spenta was immersed in the smell of
    corpses. The trustees had accelerated the declining process of the already endangered species of vultures. It
    can happen that EDM Virus will one day attack the whole of the Dokhma land. It is already preparing to do so
    since several years. It will one day suddenly appear with a big bang, like HIV Virus, and then there isOne of the attacking points of EDM Virus was the land where the present “Spenta” building stands.
    Vultures were seen on the tall palm trees on the land. The land was a part of the Dokhma land and therefore
    it could not have been used for the alien object of housing. Had the trustees adopted legal steps to change
    the object? If not, it was a breach of trust. The law does not allow a change in the object of a religious trust
    unless it is cy-pres. Let the community know what was done by the trustees.
    Assuming they had managed in some way with the law, EDM Virus worked so efficiently that original
    quoted price of a flat in Spenta was about Rs. 14 lacs which inflated to a crore! A huge charitable organisation
    by name BPP had lost its main element of charity. And as a bonus, spenta was immersed in the smell of
    corpses. The trustees had accelerated the declining process of the already endangered species of vultures. It
    can happen that EDM Virus will one day attack the whole of the Dokhma land. It is already preparing to do so
    since several years. It will one day suddenly appear with a big bang, like HIV Virus, and then there is no cure’
    Since your own followers are now in saddle as Trustees, how can such an act of providing charity land for building flats for super affuent be justified. Or is it that principles of charity undergo a change because now one’s own favourites are occupying posts of Trustees?

  • Behram Aga

    Now why are you people after these blokes, hammer and tongs? Who elected them? We of course, so we got the government we deserve. Period. How many bawas attended the election meetings, collected packets of food went home and did not turn up to vote? About 13000 or so voted, where were the rest? Now wait till the next election, which may be round the corner if one of the orthodox trustees Dadrawalla resigns. If not wait till someone kicks the bucket. Alternatively patiently wait for seven years.
    We should know that building construction industry is a mega bucks industry, and many big time politicians are playing the ball game, then why not our trustees, when they have got this golden opportunity.
    Now the chapter is closed almost. The next step is to see who are these poor Parsis? How many cars and two wheelers they own and park under their building, how much they spend on doing up the flat allotted to them. How many servants they have, so on and so forth.
    That will provide the definition of Poor Parsis. And of course the choice made by the trustees and the one man committee. And we will know the true colours of our trustees.
    Thank you
    Behram Aga

  • Dorab.

    Probably, the kingmakers oops Trusteemakers do not know simple English to reply to such posts as is the case with our self designated High Priests. So for the good of the community will Parsi Khabar put up a Gujarati version?
    No doubt ,all of us will need a new keyboard but for betterment of the community, it is a small price to pay. Even the person who calls Rasna as the ‘invention’ of the world will find it easier to comprehend, though one wonders why he has not filed a suit against Kraft foods for ‘infringement’ of his ‘invention’ by producing TANG.