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इंडियन आवाज़     16 Jan 2019 01:20:02      انڈین آواز
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Nomination to Parsi community in Lok Sabha

LETTER TO EDITOR

Amend constitution for providing nomination to Parsi community in Lok Sabha

Articles 331 and 333 of Indian constitution provide two nominations in Lok Sabha for Anglo-Indian community which was about 8 lakh strong at time of independence of India. But now with majority of Anglo-Indian community having migrated to other commonwealth-nations, their number has gone down to just one lakh which is much-much less than normal population in each of the Lok Sabha constituency.

Parsi community known to have admittedly most intelligent persons in every field of life, is the only and fast decreasing population with just about 60000 in numbers rather deserves more to have nomination in Lok Sabha. The then President Pranab Mukerji has advocated for sincere efforts to prevent falling population. Best thing about the community is that they live for society rather than for themselves or for producing children.

Articles 331 and 333 of Indian Constitution should be amended to add Parsis with Anglo-Indians for sharing two nominated seats in Lok Sabha.

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL

1775 Kucha Lattushah

Dariba, Chandni Chowk

DELHI 110006 (India)

3 thoughts on “Nomination to Parsi community in Lok Sabha”

  1. Thank you Mr. Subash Agrawal for your kind words for our community and for your suggestion to amend the constitution to provide for sharing of the two nominated seats reserved for Anglo-Indians with a seat for the Parsis. It reminds me of the time when late Dadabhoy Naoroji, Sir Pherozshah Mehta, Dinshaw Watcha and Madame Bhikaiji Cama spearheaded the freedom movement and were selflessly committed to the politics of India. Later on in parliament the community was represented by stalwarts like the late Mr. Pilloo Mody, Mr. Minoo Masani and Mr. Homi Daji who, if my memory serves me right, were elected and not nominated. These men were giants as against the pygmies we see in politics today.

    Though I believe a nominated member of the Lok Sabha has no voting rights, similar to our forefathers, even today there are a few Parsis who are free, frank and fearless and do not mince words in calling a spade a spade which is the need of the hour. It makes my heart glow with pride that non parsis still consider us ” that they live for society rather than for themselves”. Thank you sir.

  2. yes i agree…but parsis dont like playing dirty so how will they survive…maybe they need to have an independant seat not linked to any party and full freedom for them to support which policy they like without any political pressure or corrupt influence

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