K Parasarana, 92 years old, was the lawyer who represented Ram Lalla in the Ayodhya case in the supreme court.
Bengaluru: Age is just a number, isn’t it? And who better a person than a nonagenarian, K Parasarana?
Parasarana is in the evening of his life. Though 92, the limitations of age have refused to cow him down. He was one of the lawyers who defended Ram Lalla in the Ayodhya case and successfully argued to ensure Hindus got the possession of 2.77 acres of disputed land.
So how did the veteran impress the court on several knotty issues related to the Hindu religion? Well, as a matter of fact, as per Hindu Law, a deity is a legal person who can be sued and can sue in a court of law.
During the arguments, sources said that one of the judges asked the lawyer as to how a place (Janmasthan) could be given the status of a person in a lawsuit.
To this, the lawyer cited the Rig Veda, in which the Sun is considered to be a deity and doesn’t have an idol of its own. He also added that being a deity, the god can be a person subject to law.
The lawyer also brought in this issue of Hindus worshipping many idols of the same Godhead but also believe in divinity with no form, and also that an idol is not necessary for Hindus to worship.
Parasaran was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in 2003 and 2011, respectively. In June 2012, he received a presidential nomination to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India's parliament.
On Saturday (November 9) the supreme court awarded the disputed land of 2.77 acres to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas while it asked the centre to form a board of trustees in three months to build a Ram temple.
The court also asked the centre to grant 5 acres of land to the Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya itself.
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