New Delhi, April 11 IANS | 4 months ago

Even a court cannot rid the society of the menace of men urinating in public. The Delhi High Court refused to entertain a plea seeking to curb this habit and said it cannot make a man "walk out of his house with locked zip".


A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Deepa Sharma also said that even pasting portraits of deities on the walls does not stop men from relieving themselves in public.

The court's remark in March this year came while hearing a plea filed by a housing complex, which said the residents were fed up with the habit of urinating in public, and it should be curtailed "by affixing photographs of deities on the walls".

The court said that the hope would be that man, "the greatest creation of the infinite artist, would not dare his privies in front of his Lord and would not urinate on the road".

But some people were seen peeing even on the portrait of god, as photographs before the court revealed.

The court noted that the complex owners wrote in graffiti "Look here, a dog and a donkey is peeing", but despite that a man was seen peeing on the wall.

It said the menace of urinating in public has to be solved elsewhere and "surely this court cannot make a man walk out of his house with his zip locked".

(Posted on 11-04-2014)