The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted a week to Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and two others to deposit Rs 20 lakh in costs imposed on them for abusing the process of law by way of their lawsuit challenging 5G wireless network technology. “The court is at the conduct of the plaintiffs,” Justice JR Midha said as he observed that MsChawla and others were “not even willing to gracefully deposit the costs.” The judge was hearing three applications moved by the actor for refund of court fees, waiver of costs and replacing the word “dismissed” in the judgement with “rejected.”
Court granted a week to Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and two others to deposit Rs 20 lakh
The court’s reaction came after Ms Chawla’s counsel, Senior Adv Meet Malhotra’s, after withdrawing the application for waiver of costs, said that costs would either be deposited in a week or ten days, or legal remedies against the same would be taken. “On one hand you move frivolous application and on the other hand, you withdraw the application and plaintiffs are not even willing to gracefully deposit the costs,” the court said. The court stated that it, in fact took a lenient view when it imposed costs of Rs 20 lakh on Ms Chawla and others and did not initiate contempt proceedings.
Court had described the plea as ‘defective
The court had described the plea as ‘defective’, ‘abuse of process of law’ and filed for “gaining publicity.” Justice Midha said the complaint in which questions have been raised about health hazards due to the 5G technology was “not maintainable” and was “stuffed with unnecessary scandalous, frivolous and vexatious averments” which are liable to be struck down.
Actress & other was to gain publicity
The court said the suit filed by actress-environmentalist and others was to gain publicity which was clear as Ms Chawla circulated the video conferencing link to the hearing on her social media account which resulted in the repeated disruptions thrice by unknown miscreants who continued disruptions despite repeated warnings. The suit sought a direction to the authorities to certify to the public at large that how 5G technology is safe to humans, animals and every type of living organism, flora and fauna.
It is said that if the telecom industry’s plans for 5G came 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.