An example of how the Supreme Court’s valuable time is wasted in frivolous petitions was on show on May 5 when the important bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul had to deal with a petition by the Vaishya Samaj Association and Thr Raj Kumar Soni.
The CJI probably could not believe his eyes when he read the petition. “What kind of frivolous petition is this,” thundered the bench. “How much cost should we impose?”
Why was the bench incensed? Because the petition sought that a great wall be constructed around the Union of India. Quite like the Great Wall of China, one guesses.
Incensed, the bench asked: “What does the petitioner do?”
The counsel, who was probably as taken aback, replied that she will ask the petitioner.
The bench was not ready to let this pass, though. It ordered: “We will pass it over to you to enquire from the senior and bring the petitioner here. Then we will decide the cost.”
The matter has been passed over.
—India Legal Bureau