Special Id-Ul-Zuha for Haneef's family

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Bangalore, Dec 21: Indian Doctor Mohammad Haneef, who was arrested as a suspected terrorist by Australian Authorities might not visit down under despite the Federal Court there directing the government to restore his work permit.

Family sources told to the sources that Dr Haneef's urge to go back to Australia might not be as 'strong' as it was earlier.Dr Haneef's cousin Imran Siddique today welcome the order of the full bench of the Australian Federal Court which reinstated the work visa. "It is really good to hear this news. Actually We were expecting such a decision," he said. The doctor along with his wife and his mother was pesently in Mecca on Haj pilgrimage and was not available immediate for comment.

Haneef was arrested by the Australian police on July two on charges of terror links and two weeks later he was charge sheeted for 'wrecklessly supporting an act of terrorism'. He was however freed after 25 days of confinment and sent back to India after the government decided to cancel his work visa.

Imran, who had gone to Australia to bring back Haneef, said many factors would have to be taken into consideration before Haneef goes back to Australia to work. "We have not taken any decision yet.

Haneef going back to Australia will depend on many things like his personal interest to go back and work in that country and what decision would the Hopsital management take in this regard. We need some positive signals from that side." he said.

When contacted Haneef's father-in-law Ashfaq Ahamed said today had proved to be a 'Double Eid' for the family and they were very happy to hear the court's verdict. "This year's Bakrid has been very special to us. Haneef is still in Mecca and I would be speaking to him tonight. He is yet to take a decision on going back to Australia," he said.


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