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When There's A Circle Of Reason

The people are out in support for Haneef. If only the Indian high commission would do the same.

When There's A Circle Of Reason
When There's A Circle Of Reason
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When Mohammed Haneef's cousin Imran Siddiqui flew down to Australia, he was probably harbouring much ill-feeling for the country and its people. But a few days here has him now gushing over the sympathy and support he has received. "People have been wonderful here. They have offered their homes for me to stay, signed cheques, even written letters to help Haneef. The support Haneef and I are getting here is absolutely amazing," Imran told Outlook.

Lawyers here have even helped establish a trust fund to meet the steep legal expenses. "The money they have raised already runs to thousands of dollars, I think. And they are out there on Sundays, holding rallies to raise awareness about the Haneef case," Imran said, visibly overwhelmed.

The response of Australians, though, is in sharp contrast to the treatment meted out by the Indian High Commission, say sources. They say Imran was assured, before he came down to Australia, that the commission would take care of him as well as the legal fees. Two days after arriving in Australia, he...
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