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The Sabarimala judgment had led to clashes between the faithful and the Kerala state administration when the latter tried to enforce the rule of law. At the time the verdict was first pronounced in 2018, many felt that this was selective as it spoke only about undoing discriminatory practices against women in Hinduism(PTI)

Seeking equality across faiths | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The SC’s Sabarimala decision opens the door for reforms
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Parsis are all set to celebrate their new year on Saturday, August 17, 2019.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Parsis are all set to celebrate their new year on Saturday, August 17, 2019.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Parsi New Year 2019: Significance, history, facts, date and time of Navroz

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 07:51 AM IST
Parsi New Year 2019: Here is all you need to know about Navroz celebrations, history and significance of the biggest festival of the Parsi community.
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Parsi gate at Marine Drive in Mumbai .(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Parsi gate at Marine Drive in Mumbai .(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

With Parsi Gate in coastal road route, community worried about relocation

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times,Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Members of the community gather at Parsi Gate, a 19th-century structure, during Avaroz, the day observed by Parsis in March of every year to venerate water. One community member has already written to the civic authorities, seeking details of the project under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
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The Parsi community in India is facing challenges because of its declining population.(HT Photo)
The Parsi community in India is facing challenges because of its declining population.(HT Photo)

As their population declines, Parsi-Zoroastrians struggle to manage religious properties

By Manoj Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 10:44 PM IST
As fire temples face closure, one concern is what to do with the holy fire
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The petition also said women should be ordained as “pujari”, imam or priest of their respective temples, mosques or churches to lead prayers.(HT File Photo)
The petition also said women should be ordained as “pujari”, imam or priest of their respective temples, mosques or churches to lead prayers.(HT File Photo)

Delhi HC dismisses plea to allow women of all ages, religions to enter all places of worship

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 08:11 PM IST
The petition also sought that women of menstruating or non-menstruating age from every religion be allowed to enter and pray at all times at all temples in India.
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Tunnel work on the Metro 3 project is being conducted below two Parsi fire temples.(HT Photo)
Tunnel work on the Metro 3 project is being conducted below two Parsi fire temples.(HT Photo)

Mumbai HC to expedite hearing on Metro work near agiaries

By Kalbe Abbas Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:24 AM IST
Metro authorities had filed an application seeking constitution of a special bench
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Pune’s Zoroastrian centre has hosted nine navjots, three funeral prayer ceremonies and two weddings.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Pune’s Zoroastrian centre has hosted nine navjots, three funeral prayer ceremonies and two weddings.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)

India’s first ‘open fire temple’ in Pune breeds new hope for Zoroastrianism, Parsis

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 02:50 PM IST
India’s first ‘open agiary’ mainly caters to ex-communicated Parsis, i.e. those who have married out of their community, and their children, and Zoroastrian enthusiasts who want to learn more about the religion. 
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For India’s Parsis, their distinction as an ethnoreligious group has been at the core of their identity.(Pic for representation/AP)
For India’s Parsis, their distinction as an ethnoreligious group has been at the core of their identity.(Pic for representation/AP)

Controversy over entry rules at new Navi Mumbai fire temple

By Manoj R Nair | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:40 PM IST
Run-up to the inauguration, however, has been marked by a debate among Parsi-Zoroastrians about the rules of entry into the fire temple
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Most of these Agiaries are managed by private trusts and are not a part of Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP).(HT file)
Most of these Agiaries are managed by private trusts and are not a part of Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP).(HT file)

Parsis form team to maintain fire temples, look after priests and staff in Mumbai

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Most of these Agiaries are managed by private trusts and are not a part of Bombay Parsi Punchayat
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Commenting on the criticism about having two members of a family in the trust.(HT FILE)
Commenting on the criticism about having two members of a family in the trust.(HT FILE)

Parsis in Mumbai debate the possibility of a husband-wife pair in their largest trust

By Manoj Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:31 AM IST
The trust owns large parcels of undeveloped land in the city’s suburbs, manages several fire temples and runs the 50-acre Tower of Silence cemetery on Malabar Hill.
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