news Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | October 31, 2014 | 5:30 pm IST Seer of Pejavar Mutt Sri Vishvesha Tirtha called the National Animal a symbol of "terror" and attributed the "increasing violence" in the country to the tiger. The seer, who is closely associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider declaring the ‘cow’ as the National Animal of India, while claiming that the rising level of violence and "terror" in the country was because the national animal was the tiger. According to a report in the Coastal Digest, the seer opined that a cruel animal holding the position of national animal was one of the main reasons for the increasing violence in India. Dubbing the tiger as a symbol of terror, the seer said that the cow symbolised mildness and abundance. The cow has obtained a prominent place in the Indian cultural heritage, he added. Several heads of prominent mutts in Karnataka have seconded the proposal by the seer.

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