Kolkata. Can there be any objection to keeping a lion and a lioness in the same enclosure? Your answer will be ‘no’. But in West Bengal this issue reached the High Court, because the lion was named ‘Akbar’ and the lioness was named ‘Sita’. While hearing the case, the learned judge asked tough questions and ordered the government to change the names of Sher-Sherni. Read this also: Terror of Gajraj among the villagers: Someone’s house was destroyed, someone’s crop was destroyed, announcements are being made even in residential areas to be alert.

Recently, lion ‘Akbar’ and lioness ‘Sita’, brought from Tripura Zoo, were kept in the same enclosure in Bengal Safari in Siliguri, West Bengal. On receiving information about this, the Bengal branch of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) filed a petition in the High Court, opposing the decision of the Forest Department to keep them together in the same enclosure, and changing the name of the lioness ‘Sita’. demanded.

Hearing the case, a single-judge bench led by Justice Saugata Bhattacharya asked the state government counsel whether you yourself would name your pet after a Hindu god or a Muslim prophet… I think, if we Had anyone been an officer, none of us would have named them Akbar and Sita.

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He said can any of us think of naming an animal after Rabindranath Tagore? Sita is worshiped by a large section of this country… I also oppose naming the lion after Akbar. He was an efficient, successful and secular Mughal emperor.

Along with this, the single bench recommended the state government to consider giving alternative names to both the lions and said that we are not talking about the names of the pets of an officer of the zoo department. But you are a welfare and secular state, why should you create controversy by naming a lion after Sita and Akbar.