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)