Advocate C R Jaya Sukin, appearing for the petitioner, told the bench that the plea should be treated as a representation by the government.
The plea, filed by Madurai resident K K Ramesh, had alleged that Covid-19 has been "deliberately created by China as biological weapon against India".
"Petitioner states Covid-19 pandemic was designed by China to be a very effective and catastrophic biological warfare weapon to kill mass population in India," said the plea.
It underlined that coronavirus
spread in India, other countries and continents but not in other cities of China despite originating in nearby Wuhan.
The plea said that since individuals cannot approach the ICJ, the Centre should be directed to file the compensation case against China.