Cow becomes national animal of Nepal

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Kathmandu, Sept 21: Cow, which is sacred to Hindus, has been declared the national animal of Nepal in the country's newly-unveiled secular Constitution.

Nepal yesterday adopted a new Constitution after years of political wrangling.

Cow becomes Nepal's national animal

"As for the pro-Hindus, we have made cow our national animal. Now, the animal has constitutional protection and cow slaughter has also been banned.

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This provision had been removed from the first CA but we brought it back," Krishna Prasad Sitaula, General Secretary of Nepali Congress who served as a key interlocutor in Nepal's peace and Constitution-drafting process, told Kathmandu Post.

Some lawmakers have proposed the one-horned rhino as national animal.


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