'Attempt to gain publicity' Delhi HC dismisses Juhi Chawla's plea against 5G network

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the lawsuit filed by actor-environmentalist Juhi Chawla against the setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country

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The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the lawsuit filed by actor-environmentalist Juhi Chawla against the setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country, and also imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh for the abuse of the process of law.

Justice J.R. Midha held that the suit filed by Chawla and two others was defective, non-maintainable, and also contained unverified and vexatious assertions. The high court in its order said that ‘it appears that the suit was for publicity’.

On Wednesday, a man interrupted the court proceedings and started singing songs from Chawla's films. The court said that action will be taken against those who created disruption.

The court also stated that Juhi Chawla had circulated the link to the virtual hearing on social media and the petition had been filed as an "attempt to gain publicity".

“Plaintiff Juhi Chawla circulated the link of the hearing on social media which created disruption thrice. Delhi Police shall identify the persons and take action against those who created disruption," it said.

The Delhi High Court was hearing a lawsuit filed by the actress-environmentalist against the setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country. Justice J R Midha passed the order on the plea which sought a direction to the authorities to certify to the public at large that how 5G technology is safe to humans, animals and every type of living organism, flora and fauna.

Meanwhile, Juhi Chawla has clarified that her agenda is not to ban 5G technology in India.

"There seems to be a general misconception that our present suit filed in the Delhi High Court is against 5G technology. We wish to clarify that we are not against 5G technology. However, what we seek from the government and the governing authorities is to certify to us and, therefore, to the public at large, that 5G technology is safe for humankind and every type of living organism," she said.

She stated that she is only asking the concerned authorities to "show me the data" so that immediate measures can be taken to protect humanity and the environment.

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    Published: 05 Jun 2021, 4:54 PM