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BPP trustee supports needy Parsis

After years of fighting for a home under the Bombay Parsi Punchayet’s (BPP) homes-for-the-needy scheme, needy Parsis found support from an unexpected quarter.

A trustee of BPP, Noshir Dadrawala, on Monday wrote to the charity commissioner that those names cleared by the earlier trustees should be given the houses.

Dadrawala said, “The allotments have been approved by a legally constituted board. Therefore, all 104 people should be allotted the houses.”

DNA had reported on January 24 about joint charity commissioner NV Deshmukh directing the BPP to allot houses to Parsis whose names were cleared earlier. The BPP was to file compliance report on Monday. The trust, however,sought more time to get a stay on the order from high court.

Dinshaw Rusi Mehta, chairman of BPP, said, “No one is against giving houses, but we cannot jump the queue just because some people approach the charity commissioner.”