Indian doctor detained in Australia

India
July 18, 2007 12:09pm CST
Hi friends, Wen i read the newspaper today i was shocked to see that australian government has cancelled the visa of an indian dr mohammad haneef. They have detained him even when he has got the bail. They are citing so many reasons but i guess no reason is well justified. He is a man of good character in India and belongs to a good family. For me it is very unfair.. What is your opinions guysssss
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
18 Jul 07
No, I dont think its unfair, there are too many unanswered questions just to let this guy walk....There is other family members involved as well, and all the stories are contradictory....We cant risk this guy getting out..Good family or not has nothing to do with it...His lawyer had leaked information..Because we have a right to know whats being going on in our country...For gods sake he is a doctor...There was a staement put through the press..."Those who help you will harm you'...Not unfair at all....He's getting off lightly if you ask me...
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
Also, most of the other members of this terrorist cell in England were Doctors. This Indian man in Australias a Doctor. Why was he trying to leave Australia so suddenly without taking leave from his job?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Sounds to me like Australia is being smart.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
That makes him suspicious straight away, dont you think...
• India
18 Jul 07
hi Shanky Haneef coming from a good family does not make him innocent or guilty for that matter. The court will decide that. ofcourse its sad that he waas detained after granting bail. I also read that he was in the anti-ragging squad in his college but he has to prove his innocence to get out of the mess he is in. People are aware about the 'bail-granted still detained situation'. People in Australia itself are taking up that issue under Human Rights. So he will get the help he desrves if he innocent.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
19 Jul 07
yup. backgrounds of people cannot be reasons enough to say one is innocent or not. innocence needs to be proven... and that's the hard part of everything. but if he is really innocent, i hope he gets justice quick. it's not good hearing people being detained when they did not really commit anything against the law. that's so impractical... anne
@rimsha (806)
• Pakistan
19 Jul 07
It is a very bad news for doctors.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
I am Australian. This incident has had a lot of publicity here. From what I have read, this Doctor was detained because he had aided an attempted terrorist bombing in London, the one we heard about recently. The terrorist was his cousin, and he gave him a SIM card, and kept information ftom authorities which could have prevented this attempt at bombing. He was detained trying to flee the country. This is a very serious issue, and most people would support the Australian government taking action against any involvement in terrorism.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
19 Jul 07
that seems to be rude of the people in australia to detain the man even after bailing his freedom out. or maybe, there were just some papers which needed to be processed before letting him out that's why he wasn't out earlier. well, i don't know anything much about it. but it sounds just unfair and strange to me... anne
• United States
18 Jul 07
I don't know why he was detained, but with what has happened in England recently I can see why they might detain him. All the doctors that wer involved in the car bombings were in good standing and had no previous conections to terroist groups. I am not saying that this doctor was a part of anything like that just that you never know.
@pallidyne (858)
• United States
18 Jul 07
The fact that someone is part of a 'good family' should have no bearing either way as to a criminal proceeding. It is that nepotistic type of statement that leads to great corruption in the world. In fact, two of the worst villans when it comes to personal terrroism came from 'good families'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Harris_and_Dylan_Klebold That being said, it appears that the truth in this matter is going to need to be decided by the courts. If he is declared innocent, at least he will have his freedom, even though he will more than likely be deported. It does seem unfair that he is in detention even when bail is paid, however, it also seems that not everyone is telling the truth. They can't be as there are so many contradictory news reports on the subject. However, the fact that his attorney is willing to leak classified document to the press leads me to not have much mercy on him. I'd love to see how this turns out.