The debate around the installation of the 5th-generation (5G) wireless network worldwide has been going on for a very long time. The setup of the fast network service, which can prove to be beneficial for technological advancements, is set to be executed in the next few years around the world. While a section of the population is very keen on the technological progress that will be made through it, many have been against the use of this technology given its after-effects. Juhi Chawla, who is also an environmental activist, too has joined the fight.

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The actress has filed a suit against the implementation of a 5th-generation (5G) wireless network. Chawla stated that while she is not against technological advancements, ‘we have sufficient reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and injurious to the health and safety of the people.’

Juhi Chawla said, “We are not against the implementation of technological advancements. On the contrary, we enjoy using the latest products that the world of technology has to offer, including in the field of wireless communications. However, whilst using the latter kind of devices, 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.”

In a statement, Chawla’s spokesperson shared, “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 organisms, to flora, to fauna, and in support thereof, to produce their respective studies regarding RF radiation through mobile cell towers, and if not already conducted, to also conduct efficient research.

And without the participation of private interest, and to subsequently furnish the report and declare 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,” read the statement.