Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday recommended the central and state governments to declare the cow as India’s national animal and also suggested that punishment in the state for cow slaughter be increased from the current three years imprisonment to a life term.
“It is expected from the government that it should declare cow as national animal and for this purpose, the chief secretary and advocate general of the state are declared legal custodians of the cow,” the High Court Judge, Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma said in a statement.
The petition comes at a time when a number of states from the country are protesting the government's decision to impose a ban on cow slaughter.
However, our folks on the social networking site seemed to have a ‘difference of opinion’. While many supported the suggestion given by the court, some had their creative minds at work. Take a look:
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
Let them also make gaumutra the national drink— Robin (@robinrajan2011) May 31, 2017
And ox as national father.— Radhika Mehta ???? (@star_bhakts) May 31, 2017
National Animal Cow.????????— aboyob bhuyan (@aboyobbhuyan) May 31, 2017
Hearing this, Tigers committed Suicide. Lions jumped into water bodies. Birds stopped flying.
If Cow becomes the 'National Animal', then who'll become the 'Mother of the Nation'?????— #reneetug2017 (@HRKAAP) May 31, 2017
Some supported the court's decision:
Absolutely yes we should have made this decision long time back— Ankit Malpani (@Malpani_Ankit) 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
Welcome suggestion by Rajasthan High Court,its a need of time to protect our gaomata.— ritesh kumar das (@riteshkumardas5) May 31, 2017
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