As the hearing in Juhi Chawla's plea against radiation risk posed by 5G telecom commenced in the During Delhi High Court on Wednesday, a man joined the virtual hearing and interrupted the session by singing her songs from her films. He continued singing until the judge ordered his removal from the online call. The man however, rejoined the call and continued singing another songs.
First, the man started signing "Ghoonghat Ki Aad Se Dilbar Ka", when the hearing was interrupted, he then started singing another song, "Lal lal hoton pe gori tera naam hai". The judge ordered his removal immediately from the virtual call.
However, he managed to rejoin the call a few minutes later and started singing "Meri banno ki aayegi baraat".
Responding to the man's act, Chawla's counsel said, "I hope one of the respondents haven't set up someone to do this. No supporter of Juhi will do this," and added, "it seems like the person is already affected by 4G radiation."
On May 31, the Bollywood actor and environmentalist, had filed a lawsuit against setting up 5G wireless networks in the country, raising issues related to the radiation impact on citizens, animals, flora and fauna.
The plea said that all citizens, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to be affected by the radiations and that if the PM wished, he could join as co-plaintiff before the Delhi High Court.
Chawla's 5000-page application to Delhi HC seeks to make telecom operators liable to pay compensation to the public for any harm caused by radiation from 5G rollout.
The plea seeks a declaration from the Centre and India's medical research body, ICMR that the 5G rollout will not impact citizens adversely, and ask for a government study proving this declaration to be released in the public domain.
Further, Chawla asks for mobile communication ranging between 30-300 hertz to be termed as 'Group 1' carcinogen, claiming that the exposure would be 10-100 times the current if the 5G rolls out.
(Edited by: By Jerome Anthony)
First Published: IST