Restrictions for Inter-Married Women ?
Have they been barred from entering the fire temple?
A notice at a fire temple prohibiting inter-married Parsi-Zoroastrian women from bringing their children has them wondering whether their religious rights are at stake
All fire temples in the city have a board outside announcing that only Parsis can enter them. But a fire temple at Marine Lines has added another notice prohibiting Parsi women married to non-Zoroastrians from bringing their children to worship.
Though trustees of the fire temple said that the notice is an old one, some of the people who read the notice were confused by the message. “The law is very clear — women who are married outside the community can enter the fire temple if she continues to practice her old faith,” said a trustee of the fire temple.
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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney