Parsis decide to marry early to stem their declining population

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The population of Parsis, who have settled down in India for centuries, has been steadily going down. According to the 2004 census data, their population was just under 70,000 people, far less than that of 76,000 a decade earlier.

The Parsis have now decided that early marriage is the best way to stem their community’s dwindling population.The wedding of Shahjaad of Bardoli with his Mumbai-based bride, Gulnaar, which took place in a spectacular ceremony at the grooms hometown on Saturday, was an example of such marriages.

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