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Peacock is celibate, so a national bird: Justice Sharma

Peacock is celibate, so a national bird: Justice Sharma

The Court also went on to say that any person or NGO was free to file a petition seeking directions to make the Cow India's national animal.

Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma of the Rajasthan high court, speaking to reporters on Wednesday. "In this case, peahen gives birth after it gets impregnated with the tears of the peacock and that's how a peacock or a peahen is then born". God Krishna wore peacock feather for this reason.

After passing the verdict, the judge, who retired today, said his verdict on the matter was his "soul's voice" and that "no crime is more heinous than cow slaughter". He told CNN-News 18 that he believes his call to have cow killers imprisoned for life has nothing to do with secularism. In his argument, the judge compared the cow to the national bird, the peacock, and described both the species as "pious".




Following the government's ban on cattle slaughter and restrictions on the sale of cattle, the Janata Dal (United) has appealed to the Centre to declare cow as the "national animal". Sharma also said that the existing punishment for cow slaughter which is 10 years imprisonment should be increased to life sentence to check cow slaughter. India is a predominant agriculture country based in animal rearing. Quoting Nepal as an example where cow is the national animal, Justice Sharma advised Rajasthan government to take a firm stand in order to get a legal entity for cows at national level. Over a hundred cows had perished at the government-run cowshed in Jaipur a year ago.

The bench also granted liberty to any person or class of persons to approach the court with a plea in a PIL to declare cow as a national animal.

This comes amid the protest in several areas in the country like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Tripura over the Centre's notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. "We respect the religious sentiments of our Hindu brethren but no one can be allowed to take law and order into their own hands", The Times of India had quoted Madani as saying.

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