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Peacocks don't have sex: Rajasthan High Court judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma

He also recommended cow as a national animal

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

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don't mate peahens but sire offsprings with their tears, according to a judge who on Wednesday presented this unique theory after passing a verdict.

Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma's contention sparked reactions in the social media with one of the users tweeting, "Peahen attacks peacock after he tells her, 'Pushpa, I hate tears'."

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote: "Cow intakes oxygen, emits oxygen. Peacock is a brahmachari. Some wise words from Judge saab. Must correct our textbooks ASAP."

Earlier, Justice Sharma directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal.

Talking to reporters outside the court after passing the order, Justice Sharma, who retired today, presented his unique theory on the mating of peacocks, the national bird.

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In reference to his verdict, he said, "Peacock too has his qualities. He is a life-long celibate. He does not indulge in sex with peahen. The peahen gives birth after it gets impregnated with the tears of the peacock. A peacock or a peahen is then born... Lord Krishna used peacock's feather for celibacy of the bird."

First Published: Thu, June 01 2017. 02:08 IST