After a year of allegations, finally, India’s apex court has ordered the state-run BSNL telecom company to break off one of their mobile towers from the state of Madhya Pradesh.
A person named Harish Chand Tiwari from the region claimed that about 14 years ago a BSNL installed a mobile tower on his friend’s roof with a distance of fewer than 50 meters from his house. And because of this tower, he felt that a harmful radiation caused him to suffer from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
According to the Daily Times of India Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha imposed an order to the BSNL saying that “We direct that the particular mobile tower shall be deactivated by BSNL within seven days from today.”
On the other hand, regarding this allegation, Indian IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seems to be a bit opposed to this issue as he said that “Mobile towers are not harmful! Doesn’t America have mobile towers? Doesn’t Europe have mobile towers? There tele-density is much higher than in India. This planned campaign against [installation of] mobile towers is totally uncalled for.”
Apart from this case, numerous individuals from the country also alleged against the mobile tower radiation, they even put several petitions to the Indian court to stop building the mobile tower near to their home territory.