- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Laws Relating To Mobile Tower Radiation In India: An Analysis”
- Author: Anu Singh
- Institution: Assistant Professor, Invertis University, Bareilly UP
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 17/06/2021
Recently the case of Juhi Chawla, a famous Bollywood actress, caught everyone’s eye when she approached Delhi High Court against the 5G internet rollout in India. Juhi has stated that there is “sufficient reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and injurious to the health and safety of the people” and also asked the concerned department to certify that 5G technology is safe for humans and the ecosystem and also said that she is not “against the implementation of technological advancements”, she was slapped with the cost of 20 lakh rupees by the Honourable court. With the advent of technology, the mobile phone became indispensable to our lives and so did mobile towers. To provide their customers with the fastest services, the telecom services providers started to increase the radio frequency of the towers resulting in harm to all the living beings present on earth. India with the second most users of mobile phones in the world becomes the obvious target of radiation pollution. Research by the department of neurosciences at Karolinska Institute, Sweden, shows that the level of radiation this generation is exposed to exceeds those from 100 years ago by a quintillion times. According to Manas Ganguly, founder of Brightsandz, a Gurugram-based company that offers tech solutions to tackle radiation pollution, any device that connects to a wireless network (cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth) or creates a hotspot is associated with wireless radiation.
In this research paper, the researcher will analyze:
- Contemporary laws such as the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 for radioactive pollution and its control in India.
- Indian Judiciary on mobile tower installation and the effect of its radiation
- The measures are taken by Government for the prevention of radiation through mobile towers.