Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Letter # 5 to Parsi Irani Zarthoshti Re BPP Elections‏

From: Hushtasp Bhumgara
Date: 2008/9/30
Subject: Letter # 5 to Parsi Irani Zarthoshti Re BPP Elections‏

September 30, 2008

Fellow Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis

This is the fifth and last e-letter before the Bombay Parsee Punchayet
(BPP) elections take place starting on October 4, 2008.

Once again, I humbly encourage the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis residing in
Mumbai to exercise your franchise, and make your VOTE count.

I feel I owe an explanation about why I have chosen to voice and share
my opinions. First and foremost, I am a Parsi Zarthoshti and I am a

Canadians also support democracy and strive to promote peace.

It would be GREAT if the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti community in Mumbai
could deliver a strong message to the AFP in particular, by not
supporting any of their endorsed candidates. Yes they may have
impressive resumes, however do they really have what is required in
the position of a BPP trustee?

Your support for the WAPIZ Team and three other independents whose
viewpoints generally concur with the WAPIZ Team's Vision for the BPP,
will ensure that the new Board of BPP trustees can work cooperatively
to serve the community.

Help WAPIZ to Preserve the Past, and Protect the Future. Your children
and future generations will thank you.

Help to bring in STRONG LEADERSHIP for our community, and show the
strength of traditionalism and solidarity of the Mumbai community to
the rest of the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis living elsewhere.

Send a strong message to the Liberal Reformist Parsi press that their
meddling in BPP affairs and biased reporting will not be tolerated.
Let them know that the brave, well-informed and independent-thinking
Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti living in Mumbai will not be that easily
influenced and subverted.

Help to Protect and Preserve what has been specially endowed to the
Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti community of Mumbai.

Please – Vote for the WAPIZ Team plus Three independent candidates,
and help to begin an era of harmonious and honest leadership for our

Yours truly,

Hushtasp R. Bhumgara C.E.T.

Toronto Canada

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Roadmap for our religion - as per the intentions of the destructive reformists

We wish and pray that all make the right decision in the BPP elections, and
our religion will definitely be the beneficiary. Our religion is too ancient,
too precious, and all of us do not like to see our fire temples being thrown
open to all and sundry, our dakhmas being closed down, and the recently
falsely converted people from abroad control our religion in India. This is
the roadmap if WAPIZ is not supported at this critical juncture.

There is a precedent in history - the teachings of Christ were originally only for the Jews, Paul of Tarsus threw the gates open to gentiles in Greece, and after the Roman massacre of Jerusalem, the new converts from abroad became the majority of the followers of Christ, and they created a new religion, divorcing themselves from the laws of the Jews. They then went on to convert the whole world, and the adherents, diverting from the teachings of Christ,  destroyed a lot of other people and cultures in the process. Religious wars are seen even today between the people who believe in conversion.

This is what the reformists hope will become to our ancient religion.
This is why these people want our ancient race to die out (God forbid).
That is why the outsiders like ali are always happy when they see
Traditionals not marrying.

The designs of these liberals will never be allowed by the Holy Fravashis and
the Yazatas who have never blessed such destructive intents.
Only good intenetions will be blessed by the Fravashis, and
Wapiz has the best intentions for our religion. The Holy Fravashis
and the Yazatas will bless Wapiz, the preservers of our religion,
with success. Amin, Amin, Amin,

The very act of reform is bad if it is destroying our ancient
community = which intermarriage and conversion definitely will.

The Orthodox may be rough and tough in their talk and behaviour, like
uncut diamonds, but their hearts are good, they are the preservers
of our ancient religion. The Fravashis of our forefathers will always
bless them.

Reformists may be refined, posh and highly-educated, they may be rich
and hobnobbing with the most powerful in society and have fantastic
business networks, they may be driving around in
expensive cars and dining in 5-star hotels and living in bungalows or
penthouses, in short their lifestyles may be impressive and
eye-catching, BUT their intentions are destructive
so far as our ancient religion goes. So what is the use of all the
former, if there is no intention to preserve DHARMA - which
is the sacred duty of we Aryans?

Their destructive intentions will not be blessed by the Holy Fravashis
- our Yashts mention this repeatedly that destructive intentions
will not be blessed by the Yazatas and Fravashis.

Dadar Ahura Mazda is the Creator, DADARI. The evil one is the
destroyer - marochinidari.

This is from the Ardibehest Yasht Nirang.

An apple, highly polished, may not be ideal in the core. You cannot make out from the external appearance or behaviour of a person as to who or what he or she really is. Look at the "intentions" of the person - whether he or she wants to "preserve" or "destroy", and you will realize which side of the fight between good and evil the person is on.

We should use this as our "touchstone" - then we will know if we are
doing the right thing, or the wrong thing.

LetterTo Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis for BPP Elections

From: Hushtasp Bhumgara
Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:40 PM
Subject: LetterTo Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis for BPP Elections

*****Please forward to people you may know especially in Mumbai*****

September 23, 2008

Fellow Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis

This is the fourth e-letter. I wish to summarize, especially for the
Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis in Mumbai who will be voting in the Bombay
Parsee Punchayet (BPP) Elections.

Some key facts remain:

1. Any proposed changes to the Dokhma system may invoke the
involvement of the government. That could potentially lead to loss of
the land presently managed under trust by the BPP. This Heritage needs
to be preserved.

2. If the Parsi/Irani identity is disconnected from the
Zoroastrian religion, among other unfavourable repercussions, it could
also lead to the potential exploitation of housing and other
privileges that have been allocated for the special use by Parsi/Irani

The BPP requires some honest, dedicated people in the Trusteeship positions.

By one of their own founder's admission, NONE of the AFP "Dream-7" had
the slightest aspiration or ambition to become a trustee. WHY then,
this sudden change of heart?

Although their resumes may be quite impressive, and many of their
names may be linked to well-known Parsi Zoroastrians of the glorious
past, can we REALLY TRUST and rely on any of these AFP-7 individuals,
to truly and diligently work for the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis?

The only team that will make the time, has the experience, a proven
track record, and genuine dedication to serve the community, AND is
committed to strengthen and preserve our environmentally sound and
doctrinally correct Dokhmenashini system, as well as preserve the
Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti identity and heritage, IS the WAPIZ Team.

Are changes necessary? Most certainly! It is IMPORTANT however, to
seek the right kind of changes. By casting your vote for the WAPIZ
Team, you can help to end an era of past nepotism and mis-management
in the BPP, and effect GOOD CHANGE through the responsible and
efficient management of the apex body of our community, by a new team
of BPP Trustees.

Please make your VOTE count – Vote for the WAPIZ Team.

Thank-you for your time and attention.

Yours truly,

Hushtasp R. Bhumgara C.E.T.

Toronto Canada

Email:- hbhumgara@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The WAPIZ team & Letter from Dastur Nadirshah P. Unvalla

Date: Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 3:44 PM
Subject: The WAPIZ team & Letter from Dastur Nadirshah P. Unvalla

READ A LETTER SENT BY Dastur Nadirshah P. Unvalla

25 August 2008

The President,
World Alliance of Parsi and Irani Zarthoshtis
Framjee Cawasjee Institute, 1 st floor,
Opp. Metro Cinema,
Dhobi Talao,
Mumbai 400 002

Dear Mr. Khambatta,

I have read the notice of the election of BPP Trustees by Adult Franchise.

The Parsis came to India to preserve their religion and the ethnicity
of the Community instead of succumbing to the Arab onslaught. Since
centuries, we, the descendents of those who sacrificed so much to save
our great Religion, have acted to preserve these two aims.

Now is the time we need to ensure that the candidates for Trusteeship
of the BPP are totally and unequivocally committed to preserving our
ancient customs, traditions and rituals. Our unique system of disposal
of the dead by the use of the Dokhmenashini is not something that can
just be changed at the whims and fancies of a few self styled "elite"
persons. In this regard, I commend WAPTZ for having the dedication to
very clearly state that they totally endorse the system of

We cannot allow the Trusteeship to fall into the hands of persons who,
though highly educated and qualified in their individual fields, are
quite illiterate and inept in matters of religion.

A very important anecdote can be read from the letter J had addressed
to the BPP to be read out at the condolence meeting for Late Field
Marshall S. H. F. J. Manekshaw, (which was not read out).

When the Field Marshal retired from service and settled in Conoor
(near Ooty), J was asked to perform a Jashan in his house, to which he
had invited a host of friends. Being an orthodox priest who does not
perform Jashans in the presence of Non-Parsees, I humbly requested the
Field Marshal to invite his guests after the Jashan ceremony was
concluded. His reply struck me with its profound humility. He said,
"In the army I may be an important person, but when it comes to
religious matters, I will respect your request." He then immediately
instructed his secretary to inform the guests to come a little later.

I wholeheartedly back the panel of nominees for BPP Trusteeship
supported by WAPIZ in their endeavour to serve the Community.

I pray to Ahura Mazda to guide the Community in this hour of need.

Dastur Nadirshah P. Unvalla

Protecting the Trust, Preserving the Traditions

From: Dinshaw Mehta
Date: Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM
Subject: Protecting the Trust, Preserving the Traditions

Dear Humdin,

I am contesting for the Trusteeship of the BPP and have enclosed by
statement and vision for the future. I have served the BPP honestly
and diligently the past 14 years, spending 4 to 5 hours every working
day meeting the poor of our community as well as on the affairs of the

I have intimate knowledge of issues concerning the community such as
housing, education, youth affairs and community welfare.
My statement and vision for the future is comprehensive and not only
focuses on the work done but provides a roadmap for the development. I
would be grateful if you could take a little time and go through my
website http://www.dinshawmehta.com

It includes my message, manifesto, past record of service to the
community as well as my future vision.

Thanking you

Dinshaw Rusi Mehta

Thursday, September 11, 2008

An open communication to Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis to Traditionalist people

From: Hushtasp Bhumgara
Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 3:16 AM
Subject: An open communication to Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis to Traditionalist people

September 8, 2008

An open communication to Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis


Especially those residing in Mumbai and hopefully have registered to vote for the Bombay Parsee Punchyet (BPP) trusteeship elections.


Please do VOTE.


This is especially true for the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis who identify themselves as Traditionalists, Orthodox or basically stand for preserving the traditions and practices which have been endowed upon our community, for over a millennium.


United we stand divided we fall.


There are wolves in sheep's clothing in this election, mainly candidates comprising of the Adult Franchise for Progress (AFP) panel; especially those who seek to take a soft line of appeasement, like Nadir Modi and Noshir Dadrawalla; there are some independents as well.


This is not the time for the true Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis, especially amongst the conservative ranks to be divided on any issues.  That is exactly what the reformists are counting on, divide and conquer.


There will be no Zarthoshti Religion left to speak off as we presently know it, if the AFP candidates get elected.


The truly committed to the religion candidates in this election (in alphabetical order) are Ms. Shirin Choksey, Yazdi Desai, Bomi Kavina and Khojeste P. Mistree, the Defender of Dokhmenishini for the last 10 years.


Vote for the WAPIZ Team of 4 candidates, fellow Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis so that we can trust and preserve what you have as well as get change where it is most needed in the management of the BPP.  All 4 of these candidates are committed to management and educational changes for the betterment of the community.  All these candidates, with conviction, believe in fair Housing allotment, proposed subsidized medical privileges for seniors, religious education and above all strengthening the process of dokhmenishini by bringing back the vultures.  All these candidates have a track record for community service and they are persons of high intellect and integrity

This WAPIZ Team is endorsed by our community's most Learned Scholar High Priests of Mumbai Dastur (Dr.) Kaikhusroo M. JamaspAsa and Dastur (Dr.) Firoze M. Kotwal.


This is your Team of 4 who will make the Time, work with dedication and have a track record of community service over the years


VOTE FOR THE WAPIZ TEAM, and give them the chance and opportunity to guide the community to a new dawn, for a better tomorrow.

Hushtasp R. Bhumgara
Toronto, Canada

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

NOSHIR - May the Prodigal Son return home


You must realize this is a ploy by the liberals to divide the Traditional vote. 
Nauzer is right, you are being used as a pawn by the liberals. Please stand
up to them and remove yourself from their company and do not let their 
plan succeed in any way.

Forget the pomp and splendour of these rich people - you will be happier
eating simple Chappatis with your DeenParast HumDeen rather than
eat in five-star hotels with rich people who are against the basic 
tenets of our religion that our forefathers had preserved for 
thousands of years. 

The rich men's five-star dishes are tasteless if the rich men are
working against the divine religion they have been born in.
What is the use of all their learning, all their riches, all their
intelligence, if they use it in this way to work against our divine
religion? They should use all this in a good way, and not to
make converts of other God-given religions. Surely you realize
that conversion is wrong and anyone who propagates it is
wrong and is surely leading the world to ruin with wars
of religious conversion. Look at the sorry state of the world
today outside the five-star hotels.

Do not associate anymore with these people. As the Prodigal 
son came back in Christ's tale, come back to the arms of your 
Traditional religion once again, and your brothers and sisters will 
surely welcome you as the Father did to the Prodigal son. 
May it be so. This will surely happen by God's Divine Grace.
Amin, Amin, Amin. May our Blessings lead you to the Right Path
once again.