Udupi: Creating a fresh controversy over ‘Cow Slaughtering’ in India, Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Sri Pejavar Mutt, Udupi, said the Cow which stands as a symbol of religion for Hindus should be made the national animal of the country.
He was speaking at the event ‘Santa Samagam’ a congregation of saints in Udupi, also attended by Baba Ram Dev, DC reports.
Naming tiger as the national animal was a mistake and is the reason for “the increasing terrorism” in the country, he added.
Justifying his statements, he said the core characteristics of a tiger and that of a terrorist are same.
Cow has been embraced as the symbol of love and innocence in India and once made a national animal, there would not be any terrorists born in this country.
He further went on to say that not only has non-vegetarian food caused global warming but there is a need for stringent laws banning cow slaughtering.
People must at least abstain from eating beef, if not other meat since its symbolic animal, he emphasied.
The event has other discussions on matters of national security.
He further went to stay after the unification of Jammu and Kashmir, the Government should now focus on integrating Pak Occupied Kashmir (POK) with India.