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Weird Protest

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Even giving consideration to the fact that these are Delhi-ites, this has to be one of the weirdest protests I have seen (via a proud Delhi-ite):

Activists of the Shaktipunj Foundation, an NGO, break computers, printers and other electronic items during the protest on the occasion of Radiation Safety Day at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. They demand that the government should issue guidelines for safety from erection of mobile towers and use of mobile phones similar to those approved by the WHO and which have been adopted in most of the developed countries, including the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Australia.(link – have to scroll a bit)

Leaving aside the considerations that (a) mobile phones themselves or wireless towers are yet to be linked to any negative health effects (by WHO or any other health authorities, which have mostly recommended only precautinary principles); or (b) that the same mobile phone models are sold pretty much around the world and Indians don’t get exta-emitting phones, why in the living hell are they breaking computers and printers ?!!

(and what about all the electronic waste created by breaking these computers ?)

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

July 8, 2008 at 12:33 am

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