Friday, June 17, 2011

Bapsy Dastur writes

From: Karl Sahukar
Date: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Bapsy Dastur, an international lawyer of repute says:

"......... Other than an irrational personal belief there is no
intellectual rationale for not permitting a husband and wife from
being trustees together.

 The criteria for election should be merit, integrity, commitment,
tradition; all of which Anahita meets with flying colours so she
should not be prevented just because of her marital status.

 For hundreds of years there has been no such prohibition in trusts,
institutions, politics, corporations, so why the BPP?

Do not be deceived.  The real reason these folks do not want Anahita
is because she is traditional and will protect the religion and defend
the poor.  If Anahita comes into the BPP, the liberals will lose their
grip to create dissent through Munchi Cama.  If you want an effective
Punchayet, which can actually make a difference, elect Anahita so that
the BPP does not become fragmented and weak.

A vote for Anahita is a vote for upholding the Tradition.  If you
don't vote for her for any reason, you are supporting the
anti-Tradition lobby."


From: The Parsee Voice
Date: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM



            Once again, the community will go to the polls, starting Sunday, 19th June 2011, to elect a representative to the Board of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, the apex body of the community.


            With the introduction of adult franchise, the ordinary Parsee has now been empowered to place the candidate of his/her choice on the Board, a candidate who has interacted frequently with the community at the grassroot level and, hence, is aware of its needs and requirements, one who has the courage of conviction, the passion and the belief to fulfil their dreams. This proud but beleaguered community requires a dynamic go-getter, one with a proven track record.


            It is our firm belief, based on experience, that Mrs Anahita Yazdi Desai fits the bill completely. She has all it takes to make a success of this job. More importantly, she enjoys the confidence and support of four High Priests of the community, who have unabashedly endorsed her candidature. It is no wonder that she has been christened 'The People's Trustee'.


            Dear Parsees, we live in bad times when deceit and falsehood are ruling the roost. We caution all of you, please do not fall prey to false propaganda. Resist all attempts to delay the election process on false pretences. It is now our right to elect worthies of our choice, so do not let anyone take the same away. Please turn out in large numbers, even if it means braving the rains, and exercise your right and cast your vote for Mrs Anahita Yazdi Desai. After all, it is our collective good which is at stake. We deserve the best and we should get the best!!


The Election Schedule is as under :



Day & Date


Khareghat Colony, Hughes Road

Sunday, 19.6.2011




10.00 a.m.


6.00 p.m.

Cusrow Baug, Colaba

Saturday, 25.6.2011

Rustom Baug, Byculla

Sunday, 26.6.2011

Dadar Parsi Gymkhana

Saturday, 2.7.2011

Bharucha Baug, Andheri West

Sunday, 3.7.2011


Voters are free to go to any of the above venues, irrespective of the place of their residence. Please remember to take your BPP membership certificates with you when casting your secret ballot. If the same does not bear your photograph, please take a photo id like PAN card, Passport etc. with you for purposes of identification.

The Editor
The Parsee Voice