Juhi Chawla welcomes HC’s ruling of reducing her fine from Rs 20 lakh to 2 lakh

Juhi Chawla gave an assertion, welcoming the Delhi High Court’s order of reducing the fine imposed on her in connection to her lawsuit challenging 5G wireless network technology. The fine was reduced from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 lakh, after Juhi volunteered to work with Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) for the cause of marignalised women and children.

“We graciously accept the indulgence of the Delhi High Court and are grateful that the costs were reduced from Rs 20 lakhs to Rs 2 lakhs. In addition, we are happy to work with the DSLSA by featuring in the DSLSA’s programmes raising the causes of women and children who are in need to legal air. We are glad that the Hon’ble High Court agreed with and recognised the seriousness of our campaign in raising awareness against the health hazards caused by the EMF radiations of 5G and encouraged us to continue with our efforts giving us the added opportunity to seek appropriate legal remedies in the future,” Juhi had said in a statement.

A Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh announced the order. The bench had additionally expunged the remarks made against Juhi Chawla by judge JR Midha, who had expressed in his order that the actress had filed a frivolous suit and that it was all for publicity. “Having perused the impugned order on record, it appears to us that the plaintiffs, who do not come from a legal background, should not be made to share the blame or consequences for the manner in which the suit and applications were drafted. The single-judge was also disturbed by the fact that the link of the hearing was circulated to the public at large which led to the proceedings getting disrupted,” the court said in the order.