The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned actress-environmentalist Juhi Chawla for directly filing a suit against setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country without giving any representation to the government on her concerns related to the technology.
Justice J R Midha said the plaintiffs, Chawla and two others, were required to first approach the government for their rights and if denied, they should come to the court.
The court after hearing the arguments of various parties reserved its order on the suit.
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The plea claimed that 5G wireless technology plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to the earth’s ecosystems.
The suit, filed by Chawla, Veeresh Malik and Teena Vachani, said that if the telecom industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, animal, bird, insect and plant on earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are 10x to 100x times greater than what exists today.
During the hearing on Wednesday, the hearing was interrupted multiple times by a person who was singing songs from the actor’s movies, according to Live Law. The person continued to do so, even after they were muted more than once, after which the Bench of the Delhi High Court issued contempt notice against the person who was interrupting the proceedings according to the report.
Live Law also reports that after the contempt notice was issued, it was discovered that the actor had published the link to the hearing on her public Instagram profile. She had reportedly invited people to join the hearing in her petition against the rollout of 5G in the country, according to an image of the actor’s profile tweeted by Live Law that also shows the link to the Delhi virtual court meeting link on Cisco Webex.