Imam who thrashed students with pipes arrested after social media outrage
A video on social media went viral earlier this week in which a mosque Imam can be seen mercilessly thrashing children with pipes.
The person shooting the footage asks the Imam to stop hitting the children because it is inhumane. The Imam, rather than feeling guilty boasts about how the parents of the children know that he hits them every now and then when they do not perform up to the mark.
“Are you going to kill them?” asks the person.
“Yes I will kill them” responds Imam.
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
Apparently the one who made the video was there to offer prayer and the Imam can be heard telling him to ‘go and pray’. In other words, mind his own business.
He would also tell the Imam that it was inhumane to hit children like that but the Imam would not listen.
Social Media reacts to the video, lauds person who confronted the Imam
‘The person who confronted the Imam should be appreciated’
The person who not only made the video but also confronted him then and there needs to be appreciated. Well done!
— LightBlack (@HandlingThis) December 14, 2018
‘Basic problem in our system’
There is a basic problem in our system. Everyone wants to go out of his/her authority domain. I appreciate the person who stood against the crime. Instead of accepting our wrong doings, we start arguing. It is built-in problem of the society.
— Nadeem Yousaf (@nyousaf_com) December 14, 2018
‘Is this how your spread the message of God?’
خدا کے آفاقی پیغام کا درس اس طرح دیا جاتا ہے…. ؟؟پوری دنیا میں جامعات تھنک ٹینک کا کام کرتی ہے. کیا وہ دن بھی آئے گا جب ہماری دینی و دنیاوی جامعات بھی تھنک ٹینک کا کام کرے گی یا آنے والی نسلوں کو اسی طرح دہشت زدہ ہی رکھا جائے گا ? ????
— Qasir Iqbal Choudhry (@Qasir_Choudhry) December 14, 2018
Violence leads to more violence?
when these children move in practical life they will also beat their student in same way , Even their behavior will be same in society
there must legislation about to punish in madrasa and schools Punish in such way is brutality, Government should take action against such persons
— Sardar Riaz ul haq (@sriazulhaq) December 14, 2018
A deplorable/ condemnable act? Sadly this is throughout our educational institutes (State schools, Madressah's). Represents the mindset of a intolerable society. Make an example out of him atleast & take steps so it can be avoided @ShireenMazari1 @FaisalVawdaPTI @ImranIsmailPTI
— Awais (@EazyWaz) December 14, 2018
The good thing is that the culprit has been arrested by the Sindh Police. The Imam’s name is Ghulam Hussain and he serves in Sarhandi Masjid in Karachi, where he teaches children the Holy Quran.
Shabir Ahmed s/o Ghulam Hussain by caste Ansari r/o Sarfaraz colony. Ghulam Hussain is pesh Imam in Sarhandi masjid and Shabir is Hafiz e Quran and teaches Quran pak in Sarhandi Masjid Arrested by SHO Cantt. Hyderabad.
.#sindhpolicedmc #IGSindhnotice #Hydrabad #NewsAlert pic.twitter.com/UIWJuJAvXz
— Sindh Police (@sindhpolicedmc) December 14, 2018
His arrest has been lauded by people across social media.
Good job. Was this thanks to social media that this was found?
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) December 14, 2018
‘Thanks to social media’
Thanks to #socialMedia and our cops who took immediate action. I hope he got his lesson and get punished
— Eshaal Ali (@sarika707) December 14, 2018
People are lauding Sindh Police too
Well done Sindh police. Please ensure he remains in prison till he becomes normal.
— Pervez Majeed (@pervez_majeed13) December 14, 2018
Violence against children is very common in religious schools in Pakistan. It is about time government takes necessary steps to curb such inhumane treatment of students and bring those responsible to justice