On Friday, the Delhi High Court dismissed a case filed by Actress Juhi Jawala regarding 5G rollout in India. Chawla had raised environmental concerns with the incoming of 5G networks in India. Chawla along with social workers Veeresh Malik and Teena Vachani took the case to the Delhi High Court, claiming potential radiation impact on natural ecosystems and human beings as a result of 5G technology.
The actress took to social media with the issue as well, and even shared an post with a link to the virtual hearing in the High Court. The post read:
“If you do think this concerns you in any way, please feel free to join our first virtual hearing being conducted at the Delhi High Court, on the 2nd of June, 3:00 PM IST onwards! Link in bio.”
According to Bar and Bench, the High Court bench of Justice JR Midha stated that the case seems to be an attempt to garner publicity, with the online link to the hearing being proof of the same. The Court proceeded to impose a find of 20 Lakh on Chawla and the other plaintiffs for abusing the legal process.
In the hearing the Court asked Chawla why she directly approached the Court instead of taking the matter up with the government first. While the Court proceedings were going on, a man caused disruption by entering through the online link and singing Chawla’s songs. The court in response to this stated:
“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.”