"We are not Gods. Don't ask us to do things which only the God can do", said Supreme Court while expressing its helplessness when a petitioner sought its directions to "abolish" mosquitoes from the country.
"We cannot go to everybody's house and say there is a mosquito or a house fly, so remove it," a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.
"What you are asking us to do, only the God can do. Do not ask us to do things which only the God can do. We are not Gods," it said.
Dhanesh Leshdhan has filed the petitioner, but the petition was rejected by the bench, saying that there is always a way to file a petition.
In an order to eliminate all the mosquitoes, Leshdhan sought to the drafting of unified guidelines to control mosquitoes-borne diseases. But the bench replied that not a single court can pass instruction to the authorities to eliminate mosquitoes from the country.
This is not the first time plea of this kind has rejected by the court, in 2015 identical plea was also dismissed by the top court, which had later on its own taken cognizance of the issue in the matter related to dengue and other vector-borne diseases in Delhi.
Not only this, petitioner also added that the government authorities should be made liable for the loss of life due to such diseases.