Parsis are members of the Zoroastrian community based in India & many of them dwell in Bombay City of India. Parsis are descendents of Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to the India over 1,000 years ago to escape the religious persecution after the Islamic Conquest over there.
Indian Parsis have a tradition that after the death of a person in their community / family, they leave the corpse in open at the Towers of Silence - the Funeral Place of the Parsis, where the corpses are devoured by vultures. Though it may seem to be a weird tradition among the community but it is happening since very long past time. Now this weird tradition of devouring the corpses by vultures is not working properly as in the Bombay City, where most of Parsis community is there, vulture population in the city is decreasing day by day & it takes months for a body to be devoured by these vultures while deaths are happening at its own pace.
Now what the Parsis community should do? It is more advisable to either put the body to flames like done in Hindu Tradition or Bury it, as done in Muslim & Christen religion. Otherwise also if you live with your loved ones for the whole of the life, his/her body should be given a respectable treatment after death & should not be left to be eaten by vultures. Let us show our love & respect to our Loved ones even after their death, irrespective of our religion.
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