The Delhi High Court on June 4 dismissed the lawsuit filed by actor-environmentalist Juhi Chawla against the setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country.
The High Court said that the plaintiffs abused the process of law and imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakhs on them, news agency ANI reported.It also ordered action against people who interrupted the virtual hearing on Wednesday by singing songs from the actor’s films using a link that she had shared on social media.
The lawsuit by Juhi Chawla, Veeresh Malik, and Teena Vachani said if the telecom industry’s plans for 5G became a reality, it would cause irreversible damage to the environment, and “no person, animal, bird, insect, and plant on earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to radiation 10x to 100x times greater than what exists today”.
According to the petition, the plaintiffs sought direction to the “arrayed defendants” to certify that 5G technology is safe for humans and every type of living organism and to produce their studies regarding RF radiation in support.
The spokesperson had further said that if not already conducted, efficient research should also be conducted without the participation of private interests.
Memes took over social media after the Delhi High Court dismissed Juhi Chawla’s 5G petition.