Double Eid for us today, says Haneef's father-in-law
Ashfaq Ahmed says they came to know of the good news today and that the entire family was very happy about it.india Updated: Dec 21, 2007 16:24 IST
"It is a double Id for us today", said an emotional Ashfaq Ahmed, father-in-law of Mohammed Haneef, whose work visa was reinstated by the Federal Court of Australia on Friday.
"Today's Bakrid is special for us. Early morning we got the good news about Haneef's work visa being reinstated. It is very welcome. Our family is very happy about this," he told PTI.
Asked whether he had spoken to Haneef, who is on a Haj pilgrimage, Ahmed said "Haneef is still in Mecca with his wife and mother. I will speak to him later in the day".
On whether 27-year-old Haneef would now go back to Australia, he said "we have not taken any decision yet. I will have to speak to him".
The Australia Federal Court upheld a judge's decision to reinstate the work visa of the Indian doctor who was wrongly accused of links to the failed UK terror plot five months ago and forced to leave the country.