Actor Juhi Chawla on May 31 moved the Delhi high court against the implementation of 5G wireless network technology in India. She raised 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.
Chawla said 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.
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 human kind, man, woman, adult, child, infant, animals and every type of living organism, to flora, to fauna.”