Juhi Chawla Files Lawsuit Against 5G Rollout in India
Juhi Chawla, Bollywood actress and environmentalist, has taken the 5G rollout to the Delhi High Court, warning the hazards it holds to the animals, flora and fauna.
The petition scheduled on June 2, 2021 has called for the interventions of the government and the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) for their take on the matter to affirm that the wireless networks for cellular communication pose no possible harm.
Together with Veeresh Malik and Teena Vachani, Ms.Chawla has requested the authorities to conduct studies on the matter, from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The petition stated that the “state also has the responsibility, again, on the principle that ‘prevention' is better than ‘cure' — to scientifically vet all items and technologies before they are allowed to be commercialized and/or accessed by society at large".
It also brought to notice about Brussels (Belgium) being the first major city in the world to halt further 5G implementations in April 2019 in view of the possible health hazards.
The evidence that radio frequency radiation is most probably hazardous to life is already overwhelming, despite widespread denial by vested and politicized interests, according to the petition.
“If the telecommunications industry's plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, animal, bird, insect, or plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure to levels of RF radiation that are 10x to 100x times greater than what exists today, without any possibility of escape anywhere on the planet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” the petition stated
“This means that state actors will be forced to assess not just ‘5G technology,' but every single version supplied by each carrier, including domestic technology,” it continued.
Ms.Chawla believes that these 5G plans will have major, everlasting consequences on humanity as well as permanent damage to all of the Earth's ecosystems.
The lawsuit, filed by lawyer Deepak Khosla, asked the authorities to certify to the general public that 5G technology is safe for humans, men, women, adults, children, infants, animals, and all other living organisms, flora and fauna.
“If the telecommunications industry's plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, animal, bird, insect, or plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure to levels of RF radiation that are 10x to 100x times greater than what exists today, without any possibility of escape anywhere on the planet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” the petition stated.
5G rollout which is much anticipated is already facing a slowdown even before its actual launch next year in India. Although its launch could do many wonders to the telecommunication sector, but at the cost of life of many living beings. Ultimately, it could be another factor adding to the many destructions caused by mankind and overthrowing all the pledges towards green India.