Arrested Hindraf coordinator's wife says party leaders not helping her

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Klang (Malaysia), July 2 : K. Vickneswary, the wife of Hindu Rights Action Force coordinator K. Vasantha Kumar detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA), has said that most of her husband's Hindraf associates have abandoned her and her two daughters.

"I am both disappointed and saddened as I have been left in the lurch and receive no help or moral support from my husband's Hindraf counterparts," said K. Vickneswary.

Vasantha Kumar was detained under the ISA in December 2007, together with four other Hindraf members, R. Kengadharan, M. Manoharan, V. Ganabatirau, and P. Uthayakumar.

Vickneswary said apart from two of her husband's old friends, and Ganabathirau's brother V. Raidu, none of the people currently front-lining Hindraf had called or visited her.

"One of my husband's friends S. Sivalingam has been very supportive and is the one that I turn to when in need," The Star quoted her, as sayign.

Vickneswary added that it was a struggle for her to travel with her two daughters to the Kamunting detention centre in Taiping every weekend to visit Vasantha Kumar, as she had to find her own way there.

According to Vickneswary, her husband was also disappointed when she told him that only one or two of his Hindraf friends' had bothered to find out how she and their two children were doing.

Vickneswary also said she was not receiving any financial aid from Hindraf and added that she sometimes felt that her husband's efforts and sacrifices were in vain.

ANI

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