Mahesh Chandra Sharma, the Rajasthan High Court judge, who had earlier said that he wanted to see the cow declared as India’s national animal and had directed the state government to coordinate with the BJP-led Centre to make that happen, now had a fascinating explanation behind why peacock is the national bird.
Elucidating about the mating process of the birds, he told reporters, “Jo mor hai, yeh aajeevan bhramachari hai. Kabhi bhi morni ke saath sex nahi karta hai. Iske jo aasu aate hai, morni usse chubhkar garbhavati hoti hai, mor ya morni ko janm deti hai (The peacock is a lifelong celibate. It does not have sex with the peahen. The peahen gets impregnated with the tears of the peacock and then gives birth to a peacock or a peahen.) Sharma’s remark has since then stirred up a storm on social media, especially Twitter.
Watch the video here to know what Sharma said.
Here are some of the reactions his statement garnered on Twitter.
Hey baby are you a Peacock?
Cos when I see you I want Mor
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) May 31, 2017
What did the Peacock say to the Peahen?
Put kids to bed early, I feel like crying today.
— Brahmachari Peacock (@brumbyOz) May 31, 2017
Peacock: I love walking in the rain, because then nobody can see me having sex.
— आदर्श बालक (@khurafatijaat) May 31, 2017
Greatest Peacock of India. pic.twitter.com/kHEfCw2SVI
— Tempest (@ColdCigar) June 1, 2017
The eldest peacock of India. pic.twitter.com/yx13kD37Ea
— Artist Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) June 1, 2017
Peacock: lets rock the bed baby
Peahen: did you bring protection?
Peacock: *slowly takes out his goggles*.
— बागों में daaku raja (@abdulsaif09) May 31, 2017
— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) May 31, 2017
Rajasthan High Court Judge says Peacock is our national bird coz it doesn't have sex.
By that logic I am a national bird too.
— Mallikarjuna Kalika (@FieryGrilled) May 31, 2017
“The peahen gets pregnant drinking the tears of the peacock”
This makes me weep. I hope I don’t get pregnant.
— Ruth Saldanha (@RuthSaldanha) May 31, 2017
— adil nomani (@adilnomani) May 31, 2017
Two-minute silence for peeps who had to google peacock sex for work.
— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) June 1, 2017
Peacock: Let's have sex
Peahen: Dude, we're just good friends
Peacock cries, peahen gets pregnant https://t.co/pKN5A43u5l
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) May 31, 2017
Peacock: send nudes ..
peahen: please Ro kar delete kar dena.
— BRAHMINion (@effucktivehumor) June 1, 2017
Just the tears! Never knew Peacock had such a messed up life. No doubt some of us are frustrated, when so is our National Bird! https://t.co/9wXoDYXvvE
— Dheeraj Tiwari (@dheerajtiwariET) May 31, 2017
Adango . So peacock is a bramhachari and hence national bird !! ???????? https://t.co/wLToBPLL4n
— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) May 31, 2017
Hey Bhagvan, Kya zamana aagaya!
— Balakrishnan G Nair (@BalakrishnanGN) May 31, 2017
Peacock are pious and made national bird because it doesn’t have sex? Is that a criteria at all? Warped mind really. https://t.co/oor8rGbiaH
— CKJ (@CkjMumbai) May 31, 2017
Kon sa Maal fookte ho bhai?
— ???? / Babu (@BabuSaheb90) May 31, 2017
Whats the procedure for becoming an Indian judge of laws.
The world is watching the new India.
— pulum (@PulumputruPulum) May 31, 2017
— Prince Thomas (@pmt_sojourner) May 31, 2017
— Drunk Monk (@napster_004) May 31, 2017
If asexual reproduction is the criterion, amoeba should be our national animal. #peacock
— Bheja Doc (@mosarannna) May 31, 2017
— ツツ Rinda_Ho ツツ (@Yunii_que) May 31, 2017
— Science lover (@yourpraharsh) May 31, 2017
What do u call a virgin man who doesnt even masturbate? Pee-cock. #peacock
— sourgirl (@somewoman1984) May 31, 2017
— Jithendra (@hydbadshah) May 31, 2017
— Arvind Jha (@jalajboy) May 31, 2017
Now this makes me homesick- missing all the fun- Peacocks don't have sex because jungle main mor nacha, kisne dekha?https://t.co/YB45nY2j9r
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 31, 2017
“‘The peahen gets pregnant drinking the tears of the peacock.’ This makes me weep. I hope I don’t get pregnant, “Just the tears! Never knew Peacock had such a messed up life. No doubt some of us are frustrated, when so is our National Bird!”, etc. are some of the reactions the lawyer’s explanation has generated on Twitter.
Sharma, who was reportedly retiring made these statements as he explained why the cow should be declared the ‘national animal’. “Is this even a criteria?” asked another Twitter user, clearly perplexed by Sharma’s understanding (or lack of).