A few years ago, an American senator took God to court, seeking a permanent injunction against “his harmful activities” such as “death, destruction and terrorisation”.
A judge threw out the case, saying that legal papers could not be served, since God did not have a proper address.
In India, many devout Hindus have very intimate relationships with their gods and goddesses and, keeping that in mind, the Indian judicial system regards deities as legal beings.
This means that there have also been instances where they have been hauled into court.
The BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi lists some of the cases where deities have come into contact with man-made laws.