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Whether Gray has spoken to the Imam

Gray tried to show that he has spoken to the Aga Khan by producing a group photograph including him and The Aga Khan Taken at the Aga Khan Museum Foundation Ceremony.

[Note: Extracts of Federal Court Transcripts of Cross-Examinations held August 2010 for Summary Judgement Motions in the Aga Khan Copyright Lawsuit
Sections starting with N. Tajdin #... Means Nagib Tajdin is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Jiwa #... Means Alnaz Jiwa is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Sachedina #... Means Shafik Sachedina is the one answering questions in the next section
Sections starting with Bhaloo #... Means Aziz Bhaloo is the one answering questions in the next section
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N. Tajdin #481
Cross-Examination by Mr Gray.
Q. I am showing you a picture, a photograph.
A. Yes?
Q. Do you recognize anybody in that photograph?
A. Yes.
Q. Okay. Who do you recognize there?
A. The Aga Khan.
Q. That is the Aga Khan?
A. Yes, it is the...
Q. Who is that next to...do you recognize me there, next to the Aga Khan?
A. Yes.
Q. Does that look like me?
A. Yes.
Q. Brian Gray?
A. Yes.
Q. Do you recognize anybody else in the photograph?
A. I think...is that not the architect Maki?
Q. That is the architect, yes.
A. And I think from the back, I see Mohamed Manji.
Q. You see Mohamed Manji behind the Aga there?
A. Yes.
Q. He is the president of the Ismaili Council for Canada?
A. Yes.
Q. And you see the person at the bottom?
A. This is the foundation ceremony of the Jamatkhana Museum, right?
Q. Yes.
A. Yes.
Q. And you see the other person at the left there; do you know who that is?
A. Who is the other person on the left?
Q. The Aga Khan's right, to the left of the photograph.
A. Aga Khan's right.
Q. To the left, next to the architect.
A. who... There is a lady. I am not sure
Q. Yes, I can tell you that is Bev Oda, the Minister of International Cooperation?
A. Yes, yes.
Q. Do you recognize her now?
A. Yes, I recognize her.
Q. Okay. So, I am standing next to the Aga Khan...
A. Yes.
Q. ...at the foundation ceremony; am I not?
A. Yes.
Q. Okay.
A. There are so many pictures of so many people like that. I collect them.
Q. You collect them?
A. If you should not mind, I would like to get a copy.
Q. You can have a copy. I will give you a copy right now.
A. Thank you.
Q. There you go, here is a copy. Now, how do you explain that, if I have not spoken with the Aga Khan, or have access to him? people...
A. Mr. Gray, I can produce you so many
Q. Sorry?
A. I can produce so many people who are in photographs with the Aga Khan who have not spoken to him.
Q. I see.
A. It doesn't mean anything. Come on.
Q. It means nothing?
A. On that occasion, so many pictures were taken, probably a couple of thousand.
Q. Okay.
A. So many people wanted to have a photograph with the Aga Khan.
Q. So, along with the ten million people that won't convince you, a photograph is not going to convince you?
A. A photograph where you stand near the Aga Khan, I could have been standing there. So what?
MR. GRAY: Okay. Can we mark that as the next exhibit? Number 12. It is a photograph of Brian Gray, the Aga Khan, Bev Oda and an unnamed architect.
Q. Maki?
A. Yes.
Q. Yes, Mr. Maki, at the foundation ceremony of the Aga Khan...
A. Museum, Jamatkhana.
Q. ...Museum in Toronto.
A. He is the architect of the museum.
Q. Okay. It was taken around May...at the time of the ceremony in May of 2010?
A. Yes, end of May.
Q. End of May?
A. Yes.


Jiwa #126:
Cross-Examination by Mr Gray.
Q. You saw the photograph of me standing next to the Aga Khan? Did you see that photograph?
A. I have seen the photograph.
Q. You think I did not speak to the Aga Khan?
A. You know what? I will not answer that question. You give your evidence if you want to. Put in an affidavit and we can cross-examine you. Right now you have not given any evidence. You are just counsel.


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