The Himachal Pradesh high court on Wednesday dismissed all petitions filed against raising mobile communication towers anywhere in the state.
The division bench comprising chief justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan said none of the international organisations, so far, had observed that the emission of rays from mobile towers was harmful.
The court observed that people had been living amid several types of rays, including ultra-violet rays, adding that X-rays were more harmful than the rays emitted from mobile towers.
The court passed these orders after observing several reports regarding mobile tower emissions. Several petitioners had submitted that there were several mobile towers in their respective neighbourhoods that could affect their health.
The decision is seen as a relief for telecom operators who were looking for space to raise mobile towers to combat frequent call drops.