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'Filed to gained publicity': Delhi HC dismisses Juhi Chawla's plea on 5G

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed actress and environmentalist Juhi Chawla's petition against 'untested' implementation of 5G telecom technology in India and imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on all the petitioners,  payable to the Delhi state legal services authority, for 'abusing the process of law'. The court came down harshly on the petitioners and said that the plea had been stuffed with unnecessary and frivoulous material where the plaintiff does not have any knowledge about the facts. Stating that Chalwa shared the link of the hearing beforehand on her social media account, the court said that the plaintiff had filed the suit of for media publicity.  “Plaintiff has no personal knowledge of the plaint. I am surprised...,” the judge said.

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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