(Certified: Nov 12, 1957)
The worlds history proudly records the 6th century as the luckiest for Iran, ad in that century, Nausherwan - meaning of immortal fame ruled that country with the keenest sense of justice. He lived for justice and sacrificed his all at its altar. So easy it is for a age to pronounce judgements on the sins of others but to be equally just in the case of ones own kith and kin is a task that only the bravest of the brave can accomplish. Such a stalwart was Nausherwan whose unstinted devotion to justice survived even the severest test and made him immortal. Though the world was not then so advanced and through the rule of law was not so prevalent as today, Nausherwan ruled in strict accordance with the principles laid down by his forefathers. The world recognised him as a just ruler. But one day a Christian Priest suddenly rushed to his Court and severely complained regarding the absence of any clear cut law & rules. Instead of getting angry at the priests conduct Nausherwan, just and kind hearted as he was, began to search his own heart to find out the real cause for such complaints so that he may set things right and make his subjects happy He gave a careful thought to the matter and offered his people a new code of justice, pure and simple:- "No one shall do any wrong to the other. The offenders shall be awarded exemplary punishment. And dispensing justice, the mighty and the humble shall be equal in the eyes of Law". . His strict adherence to justice irrespective of any other consideration had the desired effect and people were happy and content . But then, something terrible happened. His own code of justice placed him into a very distressing and embrassing position. It had completely robbed him of the peace of his mind. . He had to pronounce judgement agains this own son, the heir to the throne. The incident had terrible shaken him. And his subjects looked anxiously to him for a decision. An Empire trembled with the movement of his lips.