The court ordered to change the names of Akbar and Sita

Due to widespread controversy in India, the court has finally ordered to change the names of two lions named ‘Akbar’ and ‘Sita’.

Calcutta High Court passed this judgment in a public interest case filed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

According to the report, the decision of the court was taken due to the involvement of religious sentiments. Naming animals after Hindu goddesses on one hand and Mughal emperors on the other has hurt the religious sentiments of many. So this step has been taken to maintain social harmony and peace.

The lion pair was brought from Tripura to Siliguri Safari Park on February 13 under the Indian government’s animal exchange programme. The West Bengal government claims that they were named after Tripura’s Zoological Park. But after the change of place, the controversy started over the name.