A video of a molvi brutally torturing a child started making rounds on social media a few days ago. The video showed a kid being hung upside down. While hung, he was beaten by his madrassa teacher. The incident took place in an area in Rawalpindi.
The video of the brutal punishment has shocked many people all across Pakistani social media
The video has become yet another revelation in recent years of the inhumane treatment by reachers and molvis toward students. The kid literally begged for help but the treatment continued. It’s an extremely disturbing video which highlights the need for reforming our madrassas.
The reason we’re sharing this video is to showcase exactly how terrible students across Pakistan are treated because it is behavior by teachers and elder figures like this that leads to severe behavioral and mental health issues in students, for life.
Scene from a Madarsa in Dhok Kashmiriyan Rawalpindi.
Please teach your kids Quran at home and keep an eye on how they are being treated by the teachers. Also need authorities to take action against this specific Qari pic.twitter.com/8GbyrbyT8a
— Main Abdul Majid Hoon (@ComicsByMajid) June 28, 2019
Once the video went viral, immediate action was taken by Police and the Counterterrorism department(CTD)
Intelligence agencies helped to find the madrassa which was located in Sadiqabad, Rawalpindi. Police arrested the person who is being suspected of treating the child this way. Initial investigation revealed that the incident occurred in winter last year, after which a settlement was reached between the teacher and the father of the victim. The owner of the madrassa is placed on the fourth schedule which is a list of individuals who are suspected of terrorism and/or sectarianism.
It’s heartbreaking to see that the children in madrassas still have to face such kind of treatment. The exponential increase in cases which specifically target the children is alarming. The weaker faction of the society, the children, suffer due to the negligence of the parents and the higher authorities. Incidents like these highlight the need for stern action to be taken to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future.
People were shocked to see this incident and stated that teachers like these should be subjected to similar torture
This type of Islamic educational teacher must be rounded up and beat up by the same students openly in front of all pupils and people's.
— Mansoor Khan (@Mansoor41982165) June 28, 2019
They said that the parents should be extra careful regarding the safety and well-being of their children
Absolutely right.Or apny bacho kO apni eyes ky samany parha chiya Quranpak.Or parents ko lslamic thing sa lagho zada ho wo khud easily apny bacho ko deliver karh sekhaty.yaha kitny koi jahil qari hai,action ky Sth ls kO arrest karh kuch din band ho gA tu thk ho gA.
— AYESHA Malik (@aishaaaish_ma) June 28, 2019
Uffffhhh meray khuda,, Allah reham karay hum sab pe,, Allah k Quran ka saamnay hotay hoay b Allah ka khof ni ata in logo ko,, beyhassi ki intaha hy bs,, aj Kal waise b hr kisi ko apnay bachoun k mamlay me conscious hona chahiay chahay koi b jaga ho
— Aima Kiyani (@KiyaniAima) June 28, 2019
A few mentioned that even the arrest of the culprit cannot undo the ill-treatment and scars for life that were faced by the child
They demanded the strict implementation of the already present laws.
What’s the use of arresting? Can any one change what happened to the child? Incompetence of Punjab government at moment is touching new peaks. In the past corrupt & criminals use to pee in their pants before doing anything wrong & against the Law?
— AQ (@AmjadQuraishi) June 28, 2019
People are demanding revamping of the madrassa culture
آجکل ہر گلی محلوں میں چھوٹے چھوٹے کرائے کے گھروں پر مدرسہ کھل رہے ہیں۔
اور یہ نام نہاد مولوی یا تو #childabuse کرتے ہیں یا اس طرح سے ان کو دین سکھانے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں۔
— Vaqas Moosavi (@VaqasRaza) June 28, 2019
They stated that the culprit doesn’t deserve to be called a teacher
He is not a teacher, accidentally he became a teacher. He is behaving like an wild animal with his student. Its very shameful for us.
— Asghar Ali (@Asghar71890695) June 28, 2019
People also discussed how this torture is going to negatively impact the children in the madrassa
Itna zulam.. aesy bachy to yaqeenan madrassa sy bhagay gy hii.. aur phr baghi ho jayn gy.
— OMEMA (@iamOmema_) June 28, 2019
Prompt action taken by the Rawalpindi Police deserves appreciation. But there’s a lot that needs to be done to ensure that such actions do not occur in future. Let’s hope that the occurrence of such incidents lessens over time and eventually gets eliminated.
Cover image via: tribune.com.pk/ @emrankhann via TikTok