Australia apologises to Dr Haneef; Will India to Dr Junaid?

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,

New Delhi: Despite Islamophobia and Muslim bashing, what gives the West upper hand on us (India) is their boldness to admit mistakes and offer damage compensation. Today Australia apologized to Dr Mohamed Haneef of Bangalore for his wrongful detention in 2007 over a failed terror attack and offered compensation. Will our country India do it to Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid of Hyderabad?

“The AFP (Australian Federal Police) acknowledges that it was mistaken and that Dr. Haneef was innocent of the offence of which he was suspected,” said a statement on Australian attorney-general’s website. “The (government) apologises and hopes that the compensation to be paid to Dr. Haneef will mark the end of an unfortunate chapter and allow Dr. Haneef to move forward with his life and career,” the site added.

Dr Mohamed Haneef [Photo by]

Dr Haneef was arrested under anti-terror laws at Brisbane airport after a failed terror attack in Britain, and was detained for 12 days before being charged. He was charged with giving support to a terrorist organisation after his mobile phone SIM card was wrongly linked to the attempted car-bombing. His arrest was condemned worldwide, forcing the Australian government to set up an inquiry into the case. The government investigating agency found him innocent and he was released.

The Australian government has today apologized after offering payment of undisclosed compensation to Dr Haneef.

And now take the case of doctor in Hyderabad.

Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid, 28, is a practicing BUMS doctor at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was in the final year of his medical course when Hyderabad police picked him in August 2007 in connection with the Mecca Masjid blast case. He was exposed to third degree torture for five days and was forced to admit his ‘role’ in the blasts but he didn’t. Yet, he was charged with hatching conspiracy for terrorist activities in the country. But about one and half years later in December 2008 the court acquitted him of all charges.

Two years have passed since his acquittal. Still there is no compensation, leave alone apology. And he is not alone.

Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid

Scores of innocent educated Muslim youths were picked up following terror attacks in last 10 years in the country, including Malegaon, Ajmer, Hyderabad, and Samjhauta Express train blasts. Years after these attacks and after destroying the life and career of Muslim youths our investigating agencies have now got strong evidence of involvement of Hindutva terror groups and their cadres in these blasts. They have been put behind bars also. Still the government is shying from apologizing to these khaki terror victims and offering them proper damage compensation.


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Raise the peaceful voice for compensation

Raise the peaceful voice for compensation of hefty amount and public apology from IB, Police and govt

Muslim Youth's life has no value for Government

Hundreds of Muslim Youth gone under such trauma and their is no compensation for this.

In cases where the allegations/ complains coming from the people who carry their wasted interest in conspiring against Muslim Youth, Police is refusing to register a case under section - 211 against the people who r making such false allegation of terrorism on innocent Muslim Youths.

In my case also when from the enquiry/Investigation of Delhi Police (Special Cell) and Patna Police (Secret Cell), it became very clear that i am innocent and all the allegations on me involved in terrorism activities were false and frivolous, neither Delhi Police nor Patna Police is taking any action on my request to take action under section -211 of I.P.C against the person who made such false allegation on me.

Police was very keen to interrogate me and to see my passport to calculate that how many Muslim countries i visited how many times but once it is proved that i m innocent, no regret of the time i lost in it and harassment that i faced.

Now, the only way is to move to court under section 156(3) of Cr.P.C and to file a defamation suit.

I advise the same to other innocent Muslim Youths who faced such a situation.

Mohammad Kashif Yunus

Indian life has no value in India.

Mohammad Kashif Yunus,

Indian life has no value in India. Why be specific about MUSLIMS??? India treats all POOR as dirt. POOR are dying of hunger while food rots in godowns and our "MOST HONEST PM" says that the food can not be given to starving CRORES and would rather have it rotting in the Godowns. MUSLIMS MUST STOP COMMUNALISING ALL THE ISSUES. Poverty and harassment by Police, specially must not be communalised as it is bad for every Indian. Lastly, if MUSLIMS are getting a bad deal under UPA GOVT which the MUSLIMS claims to have assisted in election then who else but MUSLIMS to blame for their plight.

go ahead

Your story is nothing but an example and piece of sample of the torture and discriminations faces by the Muslims in India. They falsely accuses the innocent Muslim youths, torture them will all kinds of evil mind. There are hundreds of innocent Muslims (not only only Muslims but also daliths, tribals, progressive people, human rights activists)have been targetted by those cruel police and media which is a result of long time result oriented conspiracy by the vested interests in this country. You should fight with grit, determination and courage against the injustice and inhuman-uncivilised manner shown by them. The Almighty and peace-justice loving people are always with you.
With regards and wishes
Elyas Muhammad.

Don't wait go to court

Don't wait go to court and put 100 thousands cases against the establishment. the media will not cover your story as media is part of establishment.

Try to stand up on you own feet and first defeat Congress in all election and take BJP to power even though we see many Gujrat, wipe out congress from the political scene.

I promise you all, that your half misery would be solved this way.