Supreme Court expressed helplessness after petitioned to ‘abolish’ mosquitoes

It could easily be termed as an unusual petition to the apex court of the country.

It could easily be termed as an unusual petition to the apex court of the country. The Supreme Court expressed its helplessness when a petitioner sought the apex court’s directions to “abolish” mosquitoes from the country. The apex court responded by “What you are asking us to do, only God can do. Do not ask us to do things which only the God can do. We are not Gods.”

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also added that it is not possible for the court to go to everyone’s house and say that there is a mosquito or a house fly there and it should be removed.

The SC bench rejected the petition filed by Dhanesh Ieshdhan saying that “there is a way to file a petition”. Ieshdhan had sought that “unified guidelines to abolish mosquitoes which cause mosquito-borne diseases” must be formed. However, the SC bench said that no court cannot pass such a direction to the authorities to eliminate mosquitoes from the country.

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