The Supreme Court recently dismissed a petition seeking guidelines to "abolish" disease spreading mosquitoes in the country.
Dhanesh Ieshdhan, the petitioner, sought a set of "unified guidelines to abolish mosquitoes which cause mosquito-borne diseases", PTI reported.
The apex court however rejected the petition stating that they are not "gods".
According to the PTI report, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said, "We cannot go to everybody's house and say there is a mosquito or a house fly, so remove it."
"What you are asking us to do, only God can do. Do not ask us to do things which only God can do. We are not Gods," it added.
It also stated that no court in the country could pass such an order directing authorities to abolish mosquitoes.
Amid rising cases of dengue in the city, the Delhi High Court had earlier rapped the state and central government along with the municipal corporation for not taking adequate preventive measures to curb the rise of vector-borne diseases.
When told that the issue was being discussed in high-level meetings, the court said, "Mosquitoes do not wait for the meetings".
In another instance, the HC had also said that allowing the breeding of mosquitoes and not stopping the spread of vector-borne diseases, was equal to offences such as culpable homicide.