Actor Juhi Chawla on Monday moved the Delhi high court against implementation of 5G wireless network technology in India, raising issues related to the radiation impact on citizens, animals, flora and fauna. The petition has claimed that 5G will lead to RF exposure to all the living beings on earth which will be 100 times more than the current level and lead to serious, irreversible effects on humans.
Justice C Hari Shankar, before whom the matter came up for hearing, transferred the suit to another bench for hearing on June 2.
The actor said while she is not against the implementation of technological advancements, “we have sufficient reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and injurious to the health and safety of the people.”
Her petition, filed through advocate Deepak Khosla, has cited clinical and experimental evidence of damage to DNA, cells and organ systems in plants and animals to state the major diseases of modern civilization – cancer, heart disease and diabetes – are, in large part, caused by electromagnetic pollution which is generated by wireless mobile phone technology.
In a statement, Juhi Chawla’s spokesperson said, “The present suit is being instituted, in order to seek a direction from this Hon’ble court to the arrayed defendants, to certify to us and, therefore, to the public at large, that 5G technology is safe to humankind, man, woman, adult, child, infant, animals and every type of living organism, to flora, to fauna.”