New Delhi: Only God can check the menace of mosquito in the country.

This is what the Supreme Court told a petitioner who sought its directions to “abolish” mosquitoes from the country.

“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,” said a division bench comprising Justice Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta while dismissing a  petition by one Dhanesh Ieshdhan.

“We are not Gods. Don’t ask us to do things which only the God can do,”the bench  observed and said , “We cannot go to everybody’s house and say there is a mosquito or a house fly, so remove it.”

The court also expressed its displeasure while rejecting the petition stating that “there is a way to file a petition”.

Referring to the petitioners pray for framing  “unified guidelines to abolish mosquitoes which cause mosquito-borne diseases”, the bench said, “we do not think any court can pass such direction to the authorities to eliminate mosquitoes from the country”.
The petitioner told the court on its own had taken cognisance of the issue in the matter related to dengue and other vector-borne diseases in Delhi.