Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla has moved to the Delhi High Court, raising concerns about the untested implementation of the 5G technology in India.
Chawla says that 5G technology is not certified as safe therefore; its rollout should not be allowed.
It is further states that there is a dire and palpable risk to the public if the untested 5G cellular service is rolled out to the public. As per the principle, prevention is better than cure. Such technology should be scrutinised about how it would affect the general public. Such technology should not be allowed to come into the economic mainstream unless it is tested.
Chawla and the other petitioners further submitted that no one party or individual should be allowed to profit at the expense of the safety and health of others.
Hon’ble Court was also informed that in April 2019, Brussels became the first major city to halt the rollout of the 5G communication over concerns of health and its hazardous nature.
The plea states that insurers in Canada, UK and the USA have refused to cover the risks brought on by cellular telecommunication providers against suits alleging injury through cellular radiation.
Therefore, the onus is on the Respondents to declare that the 5G services were safe and would not harm the public.
The case was listed before Hon’ble Justice C Hari Shankar, who directed that it be placed before a Bench on 2nd June.
Advocate Deepak Khosla has filed this suit on behalf of Juhi Chawla and other petitioners.