“We want to do various things but we cannot do. Our capacity to do things is limited. This is a problem,” the bench said.
The Supreme Court Friday said it cannot order establishment of ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country and that it had “limited capacity” to change things. “Do you think with our directions, everything will be done? Do you (petitioner) think we will pass an order that there will be no corruption in the country and all corruption will go? Should we pass an order that there will be ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country? It cannot be like this,” said a bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur.
“We want to do various things but we cannot do. Our capacity to do things is limited. This is a problem,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said while hearing a PIL on the problem of encroachments on roads and footpaths across the country.
The apex court’s observation came when petitioner NGO Voice of India complained of inaction by the authorities to prevent hawkers and roadside vendors from encroaching public space. “If this court does not take any action or pass any direction, then who will?” NGO’s chairman Dhanesh Kumar submitted before the bench while adding he could not go to each and every high court with this plea.
“But we cannot go by an assumption that everything in the country is wrong…you can educate the people about this,” responded the bench, while adjourning the matter for February next year.