Juhi Chawla breaks silence after alleged ‘publicity stunt’ over 5G trial
Actress and environmentalist Juhi Chawla today released a video, responding to claims that her lawsuit challenging the implementation of 5G network technology in India was just a “publicity stunt.”
In May 2021, Juhu Chawla filed a complaint with the Delhi High Court against the establishment of 5G wireless networks. The ecologist had expressed his concerns about the problems related to the impact of radiation on citizens, animals, flora and fauna.
On June 4, the Delhi High Court dismissed its lawsuit against the implementation of 5G network technology in the country. The court said the plea was filed to gain publicity and that the plaintiffs, Chawla and two others, had abused the court process. The Delhi High Court also imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the plaintiffs.
Chawla has remained silent on the issue until today, but broke the silence by posting a 14-minute video on Instagram, in which she spoke of her ten-year campaign to raise awareness of the effects of radiation from electronic magnetic fields. (CEM).
She captioned the video: “It’s about time. I’ll let you decide if this was a publicity stunt.”
In the video, Chawla explained that in 2019 and 2020, she filed Right to Information Requests (RTIs) seeking answers on the effect of radiation from mobile towers on the health of humans, animals and d other living organisms.
She received a response from the Science and Engineering Research Board, which said none of these reports were in the public domain and no studies had been conducted on the effects of 5G networking technology on organisms. living.
Explaining how her campaign against electromagnetic radiation began, she said that in 2010, 14 mobile phone towers suddenly popped up right outside her house in Mumbai. After reading in a magazine about the harmful effects of radiation emitted by cell towers, an agency checks the frequency of radiation in his home. She conveyed that the radiation at her home was of the highest level.
“Once the reports came in, we were told that radiation of such a high level could have adverse effects on our health,” Chawla said. She then, along with her neighbor, filed an RTI and later 13 of the 14 towers were removed because they had been built illegally.
Since then, she has been helping others facing similar issues. She even approached the Standing Committee of Parliament regarding the issue of electromagnetic radiation.
“Whatever happened in June, I felt hurt and confused. On the one hand, I received bad press and bad publicity, on the other, I received heartwarming messages from unknown people telling me that they were sincerely and completely in favor. One of these messages was from a group of farmers in Maharashtra, which brought tears to my eyes, they wanted to conduct a voluntary campaign to raise a small amount of money from each of their 10,000 communities. farmers to help me pay the heavy fine, I had been fined. “
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