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Rajasthan Judge Says Peacock Is National Bird Because It Does Not Have Sex, Internet Explodes

High Court Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma shared some insight about our national bird, the peacock, on Wednesday.

When the whole world was busy trying to decipher the meaning of the word “covfefe”, which was only known to a “small group of people” apart from the US president, India too had some rather colorful knowledge to bestow on everyone.

Rajasthan High Court Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma, who spoke to CNN-News18 about his order that the cow be made our national animal, also shared some insights about India’s national bird, the peacock.

In his own words, Sharma said that peacocks are “aajeevan brahmachari” or lifelong celibate creatures. Hence, they do not mate with peahens. So, where do the chicks come from? Apparently, the peahen pecks on the tears of the peacock, which impregnates her. He also added that celibacy is the reason that Krishna adorned himself with its feather.


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After listening to the judge, the internet felt it had a moral responsibility to respond. Here are some reactions from the Twittersphere:

Some found the demo video of the occurrence

Some scripted hypothetical scenarios

Rajesh Khanna’s iconic dialogue from Amar Prem was revived

Even Johnson’s Baby shampoo was not spared

But most let their imagination fly to great heights, unlike a peacock:

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Written by Amulya B

Always caught between multiple worlds of her own creation, Amulya believes in the transformative power of literary & performative arts. If not caught worrying over what her next read is going to be, she can be found amid Bengaluru Traffic shouting at fellow commuters.