A PIL filed by some residents of Okhla for removal of mobile towers on ground that they are not healthy has been dismissed by the Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath.
While dismissing it, the Delhi High Court said there is no scientific evidence of adverse health effects due to low level of radio frequency emission from the towers as reported by national dailies.
The Bench said: “A perusal of the plea shows that it completely lacks material particulars… The counter affidavit has detailed facts to demonstrate that radiation from mobile phone tower is not known to have adverse health effect.”
The PIL was filed after residents claimed that at least two residents died due to cancer caused by radiation from the towers. The issue has been contentious for long with some studies pointing out that mobile towers are health friendly. However, those who oppose mobile towers are yet to come up with solid proof to buttress their argument.