Parsi community protest against Mumbai metro route passing under two temples containing “holy fire”

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Mumbai, Oct 14 (ANI): Thousands of Parsis protested against the route of Mumbai’s new multi-billion-dollar metro and are asking the government to change the route so trains and commuters don’t pass under fire temples where the Zoroastrians worship. Thousands of Parsis have signed an online petition saying that building tunnels under two temples, which contain “holy fire”, would desecrate their sanctity, forcing nature to exact its revenge. Their online petition at has received more than 7,000 signatures since being posted on Wednesday. The petition states that the fires are “consecrated entities; living vibrant beings who are intermediaries between God and mankind.”

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