Declare cow as India’s national animal: Rajasthan HC to Centre

Juhi Sethi | May 31, 2017 20:36

cow as India's national animal
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The Rajasthan High Court today appealed to the Central and State government to declare cow as India’s national animal. It also recommended that if someone tries to kill the animal, he/she would directly go behind bars as Hindus consider cow as sacred animal.

Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma said that the chief secretary and advocate general of states would be the legal custodians of the cows. He added, “The sacred animal of Hindus is the national animal of Nepal. The Rajasthan High court has suggested the same appeal. It is expected from the government to declare cow as the national animal.”

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Sharma further said, “It is believed that 33 crore gods and goddesses reside inside the cow. Cow is the only living being, which intakes oxygen and emits oxygen.”

The angry protests on ban of cow sale have rocked states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Shockingly, last year more than 500 cows at Jaipur had died at the government run-cowshed.