It is time that every member knows the untold story that no trustee or managing committee member will ever tell you.
What follows is the TRUTH and we challenge the TRSUTEES & the MANAGING COMMITTEE to deny the same.
Let us tell you’ll what the burning issue is which should be actually tackled instead of this farce put forth through this resolution. It is because a particular lady member who is married outside the community is insisting that her son be given membership in this gymkhana. Now many members would say that he is just a child and why not give him membership. The answer to this is that the gymkhana cannot grant this membership because of the fact the child in question is as per the LAW OF THE LAND NOT A PARSI and as per the terms/ rules set forth by our founding fathers this gymkhana is meant for PARSI/ IRANI ZOROASTRIANS PROFESSING THE ZOROASTRIAN FAITH ONLY.
NOW this lady in question has left no stone unturned in putting pressure on the gymkhana to make sure this institution buckle under her pressure. She has even blackmailed the trustees of personal legal action if her will is not met with. She has approached many governmental authorities and even gone to the extent of telling the BMC that our gymkhana’s lease be canceled on the grounds of discrimination.
The gymkhana’s legal authorities have clearly said that we cannot make any person a member who as per the LAW OF THE LAND IS NOT A PARSI/IRANI ZOROASTRIAN PROFESSING THE ZOROASTRIAN FAITH that means in short the father of the child has to be a PARSI.
The trustees in an attempt to please this lady member have come up with this current proposal namely 73a and 73b wherein they want to allow the children and spouse of any member to come to the gymkhana anywhere between 10-30 days and use the facilities by simply paying a guest fee.
Now many people might say what is the harm in this and why should it not be allowed and both the PARSI & NON-PARSI children and spouses can benefit from this. Now tell me which PARSI in his/ her right mind would not apply for membership and pay Rs. 2000/- per year instead of paying Rs. 3000/- Per Month if he/she were to use the gymkhana for all days of the month. Thus no PARSI would in her/ his right mind ever make use of this new proposed rule and instead seek membership.
NOW COMES THE BURNING QUESTION that if this proposed rule 73a & 73b does not benefit PARSIS then who does it actually benefit?
ANSWER: IT ONLY BENEFITS THE NON-PARSI CHILDREN & NON-PARSI SPOUSES.
Many people are in the belief this that if we give 10, 15, 21 or even 30 day access to the child of that lady member who plans to take the gymkhana to court she will buckle down and not take us to court. Please note that this is NOT TRUE. She herself has told the representatives of the gymkhana in front of the governmental authorities that she wants NOTHING SHORT OF A MEMBERSHIP. If you ask the trustees about this even they would confirm the same as even their lawyer has specifically told them the same.
So again the question is that if it does not help the gymkhana against the impending legal case which that lady member is going to file then why do it at all?
ANSWER: THE TRUSTEES WANT TO SHOW HUMANITY AND DO IT FOR THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THIS GYMKHANA AND HAVE NON-PARSI CHILDREN & NON-PARSI SPOUSES
Is this the true job of the trustees of this gymkhana? Is it their job to force THEIR WILL on the members? How exactly are they safeguarding the interest of the gymkhana which was built with the SOLE PURPOSE for encouraging sports and other leisurely activities for PARSI/IRANI ZOROASTRIANS PROFESSING THE ZORIASTRIAN FAITH ONLY?
Can the Trustees answer these burning questions truthfully:
What has made the trustees and the members of the managing committee come up with this proposal? Have they received any application from any of the members who have non-parsi children and non-parsi spouses?
Do the trustees even know how many members have non-parsi children or non-parsi spouses who they want to so help?
Have the trustees actual done an exercise to find out how many members are going to be benefitted from this rule amendment? If so what is the percentage of members they want to benefit?
Suppose I am a member who is not married but I have a parsi mother, a parsi father, a parsi sister, a parsi brother, a parsi nephew and a parsi niece. I do not have enough money to make them all members but I want them to use the gymkhana facility for more than 4 times of the month which is the current rule.
So are you’ll saying that if this new proposed rule is passed then non-parsi children and non-parsi spouses can come in more times than my parsi mother, my parsi father, my parsi sister, my parsi brother, my parsi nephew and my parsi niece can.
Have the trustees and the managing committee informed the members that they are simply allowing the lady member to file a case against the gymkhana without putting up a fight. Why are they hiding the facts from the members? Why have they not told the members that its own legal advisor has given the gymkhana a way out of this mess wherein no lady member can threaten the gymkhana for not giving her child membership to our gymkhana and at the same time make sure that there is no possible litigation against the gymkhana.
WHY THIS ONSLAUGHT AGAINST PARSIS??
WHY GIVE NON-PARSIS A HIGHER STANDING THAN PARSIS??
IS THIS INSTITUTION ACTUALY TELLING THE YOUNG IMPRESSIONABLE PARSI CHILDREN MEMBERS OF OUR GYMKHANA AND THE COMMUNITY THAT IT IS OK TO GET MARRIED OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY AS WE WILL ALLOW YOUR NON-PARSI SPOUSES AND NON-PARSI CHILDREN TO USE THE GYMKHANA??