Popular Bollywood actress and environmental activist Juhi Chawla along with Viresh Malik and Tina Vachani filed a petition against the rollout of 5G in India. He had claimed in the lawsuit that if the Telecom Authority of India introduced 5G, it would cause irreparable damage to the environment. According to the petition, the radiation from 5G towers will be 10 to 100 times more than that of today’s environment. The Delhi High Court dismissed the petition saying it was done for publicity, and imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the trio.
Juhi Chawla seeks clarification on 5G in India
There has been a lot of ruckus on social media after the Delhi High Court released its statement and announced the fine. Now, Juhi Chawla herself has posted a video on her social media account claiming that the most important message has been lost in the noise of the last few days. In the video, she says, “We are not against 5G in India, in fact we are most welcoming it.” She adds that the purpose of her petition was only to confirm that 5G is certified safe by the government. is.
She calls on the government and telecom authorities to publish studies and research to prove that 5G is safe to use. “We just want to know if it’s safe for babies, pregnant women, unborn babies, old people, flora and all fauna.” The Delhi High Court revealed that the plea of Juhi Chawla and others is a “textbook case on how not to draft a suit.” The court claimed that the actress had shared a link of the hearing on her social media account, which led to several hurdles on the day of the hearing.
Hear 👍 pic.twitter.com/S0ypfWmS2E
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) June 9, 2021
Since then the Cellular Operators Association of India has come forward and said that 5G is completely safe in India. The country has several strict measures against permitted radiation and only accepts a tenth of what is accepted globally. In other 5G-related news, Reliance is expected to announce its 5G service plans at an event later this month. Airtel and Vodafone Idea are also testing their 5G services in India and may see big progress in the coming year.