The Delhi High Court on Wednesday termed actress-environmentalist Juhi Chawla’s suit against setting up a 5G wireless network in the country as “defective” and said it was filed for “media propaganda”. The court also questioned Chawla’s direct approach to the court to challenge the 5G wireless network technology without reporting to the government.
The High Court has questioned Juhi Chawla’s direct filing of a case against setting up of 5G wireless network in the country without making any representation to the government regarding her concerns regarding technology. Justice JR Middha
The court also asked why 33 parties were added to the suit and said it was not allowed under the law. After hearing the arguments of various parties, the court reserved its order on the suit. The court said, “It is a faulty suit. This suit has been filed for media publicity only and nothing more. It’s very shocking.”
The court asked, “Did you approach the government with the report? If yes, has there been any denial?” To this the plaintiff’s lawyer replied in no. The court said that the plaintiff says that “I have only personal information in paragraphs one to eight.” The judge said, “the plaintiff has no personal information about the impeachment. I’m surprised How can this be? Is a suit permissible when the plaintiff has no personal information about him? I haven’t seen a case where someone says I don’t know, please get it investigated.
The petition claims that these 5G wireless technology schemes threaten to have serious, irreversible impacts on humans and permanent damage to all ecosystems on Earth. Chawla, Viresh Malik and Tina Vachani have filed a petition saying that if the 5G plans of the telecom industry are fulfilled, then no person, no animal, any bird, any insect and any plant on earth will be saved from its adverse effects. .
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and advocate Amit Mahajan, appearing for DoT, submitted that the 5G policy is not explicitly prohibited in law. Mehta said the plaintiff needs to show how this technique is wrong. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing the private telecom companies, said that 5G technology is the policy of the government and since it is a policy, it cannot be a wrongdoing. Advocate Deepak Khosla, appearing for the plaintiffs, said that the implementation of 5G technology should not be done at the cost of others.