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Wresting rights

Print edition : September 06, 2013

A Parsi temple in Bangalore. Photo: handout

Inside a Parsi agiary in Mumbai. Several progressive voices have emerged from the community and they are aligning themselves with the cause of equal rights for women. Photo: Paul Noronha

Parsis throng a voting centre in south Mumbai to elect a new committee for the Bombay Parsi Panchayat. Photo: Vivek Bendre

During a naojote (initiation) ceremony. A file picture.

A Parsi family prays at a fire temple on the occasion of Navroz, the Parsi new year day, in Mumbai. Photo: SHASHI ASHIWAL

Can the rights of an individual be curtailed by a minority institution for the purpose of maintaining arcane, regressive religious practices? The Supreme Court will answer this question when it takes up the Goolrukh case.

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