NEW DELHI: Peacocks are celibate, don’t have sex, and the peahen gets babies by drinking the tears of its male partner, a high court judge in India said on Wednesday.
Explaining his judgement, in which he asked the Indian government to declare the cow a national animal, Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma told that,
“Peacock is a Bramhachari and it does not have sex with a peahen. The peahen gets pregnant drinking the tears of the peacock. Even lord Krishna carried the feather of a peacock on his head.”
For these purported qualities, the peacock was India’s national bird, a right that should now be given also to the cow. Prior in the day, Justice Sharma, who resigned on Wednesday, suggested that the Modi government declare the cow the national animal and enhance the punishment for cow slaughter to life imprisonment.