Thursday, August 6, 2009

Manoj Nair's Article hurts religious sentiments of Zoroastrians worldwide

TO:


TIMES GROUP Vice chairman Samir Jain at samir.jain@timesgroup.com


CC: Mumbai Mirror editor Ms Meenal Baghel at meenal.baghel@timesgroup.com
CC: Manoj Nair at manoj.nair@timesgroup.com
CC: Parsi Panchayat
CC: Parsi Voice
CC: Traditional Zoroastrianism BLOG


BCC: Thousands of Zoroastrians worldwide


Subject: Manoj Nair's Article hurts religious sentiments of Zoroastrians worldwide




Mr. Samir Jain and Ms. Meena Baghel,



We fully agree with the words written by the Parsee Voice:

> Today's Mumbai Mirror carries on its front page an article by Manoj
> Nair about the defiant stand taken by Khushru Madon saying that he
> will not stop conducting rituals for mixed-marriages Parsis. Putting a
> sensitive community matter on the front page of a public newspaper to
> sensationalise issues is definitely not ethical journalism.

We protest against this article in the Mumbai Mirror that is
hurting the religious sentiments of the Zoroastrian Parsi
majority in India. Manoj Nair's jouralism is hurting the
religious feelings of the Parsi community and should not
be permitted by Mumbai Mirror and the Times Group.

We fully support the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED BPP
Trustees in their stand against the few priests who
are going against the Holy Scriptures of our religion.
The Trustees were elected by the majority of the community
which is traditional. Mr. Manoj Nair and the Mumbai
Mirror shoud respect the feelings of the majority,
this is what happens in a democracy.

This is also being posted to the Traditional Zoroastrianism
BLOG which is read by thousands of Zoroastrians worldwide.

Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: The Parsee Voice <theparseevoice@gmail.com>
> Date: 2009/8/4
> Subject: TPV Defiance-Article in Mumbai Mirror
> To: The Parsee Voice <the-parsee-voice@googlegroups.com>
>
>
>
> Today's Mumbai Mirror carries on its front page an article by Manoj
> Nair about the defiant stand taken by Khushru Madon saying that he
> will not stop conducting rituals for mixed-marriages Parsis. Putting a
> sensitive community matter on the front page of a public newspaper to
> sensationalise issues is definitely not ethical journalism. There is
> nothing newsworthy in this for others as it is an internal matter of
> the Parsi community.
>
> Mr Nair seems to be happily playing into the hands of the deformist
> lobby led by ARZ, who are hell bent on foisting their concocted brand
> of Zoroastrianism on the community in spite of opposition from a
> majority of the community.
>
> Community members are requested to send in their protests to Mumbai
> Mirror requesting that this kind of jouralism is hurting the religious
> feelings of the Parsi community and should not be permitted.
>
> Community members are also requested to show solidarity with the BPP
> in its attempt to ban these two renegade preists, Khushru Madon and
> Framroze Mirza, from performing religious ceremonies at Doongerwadi.
> Doongerwadi is held in trust by the BPP on behalf of the community.
> The current BPP trustees have been elected by the community and
> represent the majority community's will. Hence they have the authority
> to decide who functions at Doongerwadi and who does not. The BPP is on
> the right path here and deserves community support on this issue.
>
> Regards
> The Parsee Voice Team

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