Amid protests in several states over the centre’s ban on cattle slaughter at animal markets, Rajasthan HC recommended that cow should be declared as the national animal of India. In the 145-page order, the court said that the punishment in Rajasthan for cow slaughter should be increased from three years to life imprisonment.
Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma said –
‘Nepal is a Hindu nation and has declared cow as national animal. India is a predominant agriculture country based in animal rearing. As per Article 48 and 51A (g) it is expected from the state government that they should take action to get a legal entity for cow in this country.’
— Mahim Pratap Singh (@mayhempsingh) May 31, 2017
Justice Sharma said that his recommendations were ‘the voice of my soul’ and described himself as ‘a devotee of Lord Shiva who revers the cow’.
Twitteratti were quick to react on the judgment. While some were amused, some actually welcomes the decision.
At last justice is not blind. All animal lovers and #Hindus must thank the Honorable Rajasthan High Court for this observation and order.
— IndianSeraph (@IndianSeraph) May 31, 2017
Welcome suggestion by Rajasthan High Court,its a need of time to protect our gaomata.
— ritesh kumar das (@riteshkumardas5) May 31, 2017
Praiseworthy statement made by Rajasthan HC. Every indian ought to take a vow 2 protect the eternal culture of our country.
— Vishal Soni (@VishalS59210115) May 31, 2017
And ox as national father.
— Radhika Mehta 🚩 (@star_bhakts) May 31, 2017
HC also recommends the govt to declare the recently demoted tigers as anti-national & deport 'em to China pic.twitter.com/OGScQ5BLU8
— Cosmic Dust (@maximus22986) May 31, 2017
If Cow becomes the 'National Animal', then who'll become the 'Mother of the Nation'?🤔
— #reneetug2017 (@HRKAAP) May 31, 2017
National Animal Cow.🐴🐴
Hearing this, Tigers committed Suicide. Lions jumped into water bodies. Birds stopped flying.
— aboyob bhuyan (@aboyobbhuyan) May 31, 2017
What do you think about this recommendation?