Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mobile Tower Radiation: Rajasthan High Court to hear petitions of victims

Mobile Tower Radiation: Rajasthan High Court to hear petitions of victims

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court, by looking at the amount of torment a man has undergone due to mobile tower radiation, will now hear petition of the victim in separate PIL in order to see if he can be given adequate compensation by the mobile companies.

C-Scheme resident Sudhir Kasliwal alleged that the radiation from nearby towers caused brain tumor to his two younger brothers, Sanjay and Pramod Kasliwal out of which Pramod had passed away. Division bench headed by the Chief Justice Arun Mishra while disposing the PIL filed by retired judge Justice I S Israni, came across a petition filed by Sudhir in which he stated his and his family’s agony caused by mobile tower radiations.

Today technology is so advanced and improved that there is no need of mobile towers. In Singapore there are no towers for mobile communication.Its a serious matter and we will see that the family gets compensation and thus a separate petition has been moved so that the compensation for two of his brothers can be determined, said Chief Justice Arun Mishra.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday, ordered relocation of mobile towers from educational institutions, hospitals and playgrounds in the whole state within two months. Also, the relocation should be done in a manner that it is 500 metres away from jails and 100metres from monuments.

Chief justice Arun Mishra and Justice N K Jain observed that radiations from cell phones and towers have both thermal and non-thermal effect and thus hazardous to everyone staying nearby, especially children and patients.

With an aim to reduce ill-effects and to leave an impact on country’s telecom centres, court dismissed separate petitions that Cellular Operators Association of India and Associate Union of Telecom Service Providers in India had filed challenging 2G and 3G mobile tower/pole by-laws, 2012.


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