The Delhi High Court on Monday came down upon a law student for filing a frivolous petition seeking compensation for detrimental effects of air pollution on his health [Shivam Pandey v Government of NCT of Delhi & Anr]..Single-judge Justice Yashwant Varma rejected the plea by LLM student Shivam Pandey observing that the court is a serious place which cannot become a tool for the petitioner’s resume or CV..“Sir, remember, court is a serious place. Your right to file a petition in this court right is not merely a tool for your resume and CV. Next time you have a serious issue to raise, you are most welcome to do so but otherwise…," the Court said.The petitioner moved the Court seeking compensation of ₹15 lakh and health insurance of ₹25 lakh.The Court, however, noted that there was no material or medical proof to show any personal injury to the petitioner and therefore the plea is misconceived.“I don't want a general discussion on the subject of pollution and its side effects. I am asking you to show us the material in support… Any medical report, any medical evidence, examination of a doctor who may have treated you after you suffered any injury on account of pollution?".The petitioner stated that he had no document but was facing breathing issues. He added that the effects of pollution in the national capital would become visible to him in old age.Pollution is the root cause of many diseases and a slow poison that can cut down the life of a person by five to nine years, it was stated.