"Will you name your pet after Hindu God or Muslim Prophet?" Calcutta High Court urges West Bengal to change names of lions from Sita, Akbar

The Court said that Sita is worshipped by a large majority of people in the country and Akbar was an efficient, successful and secular Mughal Emperor.
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The West Bengal government told the Calcutta High Court on Thursday that the naming of two lions in the Bengal Safari Park as Sita and Akbar was done by the Tripura Zoo authorities way back in 2016 and 2018 before the lions were recently transferred to the Bengal Safari Park in Siliguri [Vishwa Hindu Parishad vs State of West Bengal].

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