Bollywood actor and environmentalist Juhi Chawla on Monday approached the Delhi High Court against the implementation of 5G mobile technology in India.
Justice C Hari Shankar, before whom the matter came up for hearing, transferred the suit to another bench for hearing on June 2
According to the actor, if the telecommunications industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no 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.
These 5G plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to all of the Earth’s ecosystems, she said.
In a statement, Chawla’s spokesperson said that the suit has been instituted to seek direction to the “arrayed defendants” to certify that 5G technology is safe for humans and every type of living organism and to produce their studies regarding RF radiation in support.
The spokesperson also said that efficient research should be conducted and without the participation of private interest, and a report should state whether or not the implementation of 5G in India would be safe, keeping in regards the health and safety of the present and future citizenry on India, including little children and infants, as well as infants of generations to come
Chawla in the statement clarified that they were not against the implementation of technological advancements.
“We are in a constant dilemma because after doing our own research and studies regarding the RF radiation from wire-free gadgets and network cell towers, we have sufficient reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and injurious to the health and safety of the people,” she said