The much-discussed 5th generation (5G) wireless network will be rolled out around the world in the coming years. Part of the population is against the use of this technology, given its consequences. Now actor Juhi Chawla, who is also an environmentalist, has filed suit against the implementation. The actor shared that while she is not against technological progress, “we have ample reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and harmful to people’s health and safety.”
The actor shared: “We are not against the implementation of technological progress. On the contrary, we like to use the latest products that the world of technology has to offer, including in the field of wireless communication. When using the latter devices, However, we are constantly faced with a dilemma, because after doing our own research and studies on the RF radiation from wireless gadgets and network cell towers, we have reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and harmful to health and safety of the people.”
In a statement, Juhi Chawla’s spokesperson said the suit has instructed the concerned department to certify that 5G technology is safe for humanity and all kinds of animals and birds. It also demanded an investigation that the implementation would be secure not only in the present time but also in the near future.
“The current lawsuit is being filed to seek a direction from this honorable court to the arranged defendants, to certify to us and therefore to the general public that 5G technology is safe for humanity, man, woman, adults, children, infants, animals and any type of organisms, flora, fauna, and in support thereof, to produce their respective studies regarding RF radiation from cell towers, and if not yet performed, to also conduct an efficient study, and without participation of private interest, and then to provide the report and declare whether or not the implementation of 5G in India would be safe or not, taking into account the health and safety of the current and future citizens of India, including small children and infants, as well as babies of future generations,” the statement read.
What is 5G technology and where is India in the race?
5G or fifth generation is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. 5G mainly operates in 3 bands, namely the low, medium and high frequency spectrum – all of which have their own uses and limitations. Like the global players, India planned to launch 5G services as soon as possible in 2018, aiming to take advantage of the better network speeds and power that the technology promised.