Judges’ phones being tapped: Kejriwal
could further roil Afghanistan’s conflict.
Afghanistan has all the trappings of a narco-state, with opium production —the lifeblood of the Taliban insurgency -— from the traditional spring harvest alone edging towards a record high.
Farmers such as Nematullah are now reaping two more crops —- in midsummer and autumn — in parts of the volatile south, with experts citing genetically modified seeds and bold farming experiments district of Kajaki in northern Helmand.
“Helmand has a lot of war, a lot of land, and very little employment except fighting for the Taliban. Poppies are a blessing -— it now gives us work throughout the year.”
Nematullah snuck out of his village, a Taliban hotbed, to meet AFP in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, bringing with him a handful of ivory-coloured poppy seeds that he claimed grow well in the two new seasons.—AFP NEW DELHI—Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed there were allegations that phones of judges from the Supreme Court to High Courts, were being tapped. His claims were promptly rejected by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Addressing the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Delhi High Court here, Kejriwal, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur among others, said if true, then tapping of judges’ phones would be the biggest assault on independence of the judiciary.
“There are opportunities when you get to talk to judges, and during one of those, I heard two judges telling each other not to talk over phone because the phones are being tapped. When I said that this cannot happen, they said from the Supreme Court to the High Court and District Courts, all of the judges’ phones are being tapped,” said Kejriwal.—IANS