Tribune Web Desk
Mumbai/Chandigarh, June 5
The news of actress Juhi Chawla being fined Rs 20 lakh by the Delhi High Court took the internet by storm. Calling it a ‘publicity stunt,’ the court stated that the complaint was ‘defective and non-maintainable.’
“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 a disruption,” it said.
Netizens came forward with hilarious memes.
Juhi Chawla becomes the first Indian to pay 20 lakhs for 5g without even using it. 😂😂😂
— Crish Bhatia 🇮🇳 (@BhatiaCrish) June 4, 2021
Not the first time Juhi Chawla fell for a fake news pic.twitter.com/2QpN7nbs95
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 4, 2021
A great leap for Indian technology – we have the first Indian citizen Juhi Chawla who has paid Rs 20 lakhs for USING 5G for broadcasting purposes !!!
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 4, 2021
— Oxygen 💨 (@WhateverVishal) June 4, 2021
— Raghav Masoom (@comedibanda) June 4, 2021
— Manoj Tiwari(Parody) (@ManojMujra) June 4, 2021
— Dr. SarcasticBro (@sarcasticbro89) June 4, 2021
Speaking to IANS, Juhi Chawla Mehta said: “There seems to be a general misconception that our present suit filed in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court is against 5G technology. We wish to clarify here and once again very clearly state, we are NOT against 5G technology. However, we seek from the Government and the governing authorities, to certify to us and, therefore, to the public at large, that 5G technology is safe to humankind, man, woman, adult, child, infant, animals and every type of living organism, to flora, and to fauna.”
Talking about the lack of studies on radiofrequency radiation, the actress further stated: “Having written to several concerned government authorities since 2010, making a presentation to the 53rd Parliamentary Standing Committee 2013-2014, filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Mumbai High Court 2015, found there has been no substantial movement in the EMF radiation matters, whatsoever. In 2019, on enquiring from the Ministry of Telecommunications, Government of India, I was informed in writing vide reply under the RTI Act that no studies have been conducted with regards to RF radiation, even as of today.”
“Since prevention is well-accepted to be far better than cure, immediate measures must be taken to protect humanity and the environment, and for which all I am asking is to the concerned authorities to show me the data,” she added.
The plea filed by Chawla, Veeresh Malik and Teena Vachani contended that the levels of RF radiation are 10 to 100 times greater than the existing levels. It claims that the 5G wireless technology can be a potential threat to provoke irreversible and serious effects on humans and it could also permanently damage the earth’s ecosystems. — With IANS