Dasturji Khurshed Dastur on the Udvada Land Issue

Dinyar Patel at Yazdegard.net has published an interview with Dasturji Khurshed Dastur, addressing the Udvada Land issue.

 

What can Parsis do to help the Udvada Samast Anjuman?

Parsis need to stop listening to and spreading rumors about the case. There have been a lot of rumors and inaccurate accounts that have been floating around on the internet. For example, one such rumor is that the Udavada Samast Anjuman once owned the land in question and is now paying the price for its decision to sell it off. However, the anjuman never owned the land—a portion was owned by a separate trust call the Shree Bagh-e-Iran Trust. The Udvada Samast Anjuman has publically released several statements on the case and these are authoritative. But the spread of rumors has exacted a toll on the anjuman’s cause. In order to protect Pak Iranshah, we as a community need to show unity rather than divisiveness.

Continue reading the entire interview on Yazdegard.net

  • Zerxes.

    Some days back  I read in the news paper that many farmers in a particular district in Gujarat gave up cultivation of crops and took to growing flowers and were prospering. I am not an expert in type of soil required but if Udwada Gam can encourage such activities and explore the possibility of planting sandalwood trees, it would be an ideal employment generation opportunity and at the same time meet the needs of the community.

  • Zerxes.

    Some days back  I read in the news paper that many farmers in a particular district in Gujarat gave up cultivation of crops and took to growing flowers and were prospering. I am not an expert in type of soil required but if Udwada Gam can encourage such activities and explore the possibility of planting sandalwood trees, it would be an ideal employment generation opportunity and at the same time meet the needs of the community.

  • Phiroze

    Zerxes, If only the Parsis had not sold of the land in and around Udvada, unfortunately there are not many Parsis in Udvada who own land where such activities can be undertaken.

  • Phiroze

    Zerxes, If only the Parsis had not sold of the land in and around Udvada, unfortunately there are not many Parsis in Udvada who own land where such activities can be undertaken.