Trigger violence: physical abuse/child abuse.
Child abuse in Pakistan is all-too-prevalent and offenders easily get away with it, without being convicted or even tried for the crime. This is exactly why it’s all the more infuriating when such acts are brought to light, showing us how we still have a long way to go. A video started making rounds on WhatsApp groups last night, where a moulvi of Sarhandi Noorani Masjid located in Masoom Shah Colony in Hyderabad was seen physically assaulting children.
To make matters worse, the man was completely remorseless. When asked by the person who made the video to stop, he told the man to go back to his prayers. Moreover, when the man asked if he would kill the children, he nonchalantly said yes.
Celebrities like Shehzad Roy and Ali Rehman Khan were the first ones to react on Twitter and ask everyone how was this justified in any way whatsoever.
If this Maulvi is still out I’ll make sure he is arrested today because I think this is happening in karahi pic.twitter.com/iEOBJ4eGLR
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) December 14, 2018
What the actual F**K!!!How is this Islamic in any way?? Is this how the religion should be taught?This guy needs to be in prison and not anywhere near a child,or any human being for that matter.Where is the police action on this huh?Waiting to read how authorities dealt with this https://t.co/vFI2haQWcN
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) December 14, 2018
The culprit was allegedly caught, with the Sindh government taking action by arresting him.
— Malik. (@NavazMalik) December 14, 2018
People were obviously not happy with what they saw and expressed their anger through their tweets.
Some believed such teachers should be brutally punished.
These type of Teachers (not only mol is) where ever they are should be hanged and treated the same way by the concerned authorities until they promise not to do it again… being the first&last warning….@iqrarulhassan
— Muhammad Abdur Rahim Shamsi (شہزاد شمسی) (@ARahimShamsi) December 14, 2018
People even thought that the teacher should be given a taste of his own medicine.
He should be beaten up with the same pipe too .
— Asif Ansari (@asifansari02) December 14, 2018
Some people thanked the person who brought the entire incident to light through the video.
A big shout out to the guy who recorded the whole thing and questioned him as well knowing how dangerous it could have been for him
— Aasim Liaquat (@aasimliaquat) December 14, 2018
Others pointed out how such violence had nothing to do with religion.
یہ اسلامی طریقہ نہیں بلکہ انسان کا ذاتی فعل ہے اور مساجد کے علاوہ اسکول میں بھی مار پڑتی ہے @ShireenMazari1
— Bismillah khan 🇵🇰 (@bismillah1668) December 14, 2018
However, one social media user pointed out something legitimate – what about the children who are subjected to the same torture at home?
This treatment or even worse is being given to many children inside their homes either by their parents and elder siblings. Who is gonna raise voice against this sort of domestic violence??
— Prof. Yaseen (@ymeenai) December 14, 2018
Others highlighted how, in a world that is progressing, our society is held back because of such acts.
Such Maulivi should deserve life imprisonment and be whipped every day! The world is moving forward making tremendous progress in science and technology and our country's future generation are being abused and expoloited by such criminals. #ChildAbuse
— Juman Shah (@jumanshh) December 14, 2018
Truly, the entire incident is absolutely atrocious. It’s a pity that even though we’re nearing 2019, such incidents still take place in our country. Anyway, if you have something to add, let us know in the comments.
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