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An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher arrested for sexploiting children in Hyderabad (1)

May 7, 2018

An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher arrested for sexploiting children in Hyderabad (1)

Madrassa teacher held - TOI- 04-05-2018

An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher aged 23/30/44 etc, arrested: A-30-year old [44 says Mumbai Mirror, 23 years old TOI says[1]] an Arabic teacher[2] / moulvi / madrassa teacher[3], who allegedly assaulted six male students sexually, aged between six and eight, is arrested by the Hyderabad Police on 03-05-2018[4]. The expression “assaulted” used is also intriguing as to how he could attack the boys sexually. Such type of male having sex with boys has been abnormal, perplexing and shocking, however, many such cases have been reported during the last 40 years. So far, such sexual exploitation has been reported from the Christian orphanages, children homes and “ashrams.” Now, they are reported from the Mohammedan Christian orphanages, children homes and madrassas. As usual, the media gives details variously, and it is not known as to how they get such figures. When the news is printed and circulated, the readers have to enjoy such differences! The other narratives have been as routine – the “arrested accused” is being produced before the court for judicial remand[5]. The victims are being shifted to for medical examination in connection with the case. The Asifnagar police said the accused, identified as Rehan, a madrassa teacher for the past few days, has been indulging in sexual exploitation of these minor boys[6]. And ironically, nowhere, pedophile is mentioned and the trend not discussed, though, the pedophile cases have gone upto Supreme Court and even judgments come out. Are the reporters have been so confused or do not know the facts or they want to confuse purposely or suppress the facts under secular or some other motive has also to be analyzed, because of such details provided to news readers.

Madrassa teacher held - Hans India - 04-05-2018

Rehman Ansari joined in July 2017 and started raping children in Madrassa: Rehman Ansari, 23, a native of Banaka district, Bihar. In June 2017, Ansari joined a Jamia Ul Uloom Huda, an Islamic school / madrasa at Zeba Bagh in Asif Nagar as an instructor  in July last year[7] . Actually, why they are invited or allowed to come here and take classes here is not explained. The local Khajis, moulvis and Arabic teachers are not so capable or these coming from Bihar have some extracurricular expertise that could be specifically imparted to them is also intriguing.  Ansari used to stay in the room provided to him at the madrasa and teach the students. There are 25 students enrolled in the madrasa and 22 of them were currently attending the classes, Asif Nagar ACP K Ashok Chakravarthy said. Out of the 22 students, 18 are from Bihar and the rest are from Hyderabad. All the students are aged between eight and 11 years. Except for two local students, rest of the students have been staying at the madrasa and pursuing the education. The students at the madrasa hail from poor families. The madrasa charges no tuition fee and also provides free boarding and food to the students. A few students are natives of Uttar Pradesh while the others are from various districts of Telangana.

Jamia Darhul Huda, Hyderabad

An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher aged 23/30/44 etc, started raping from February or Narch 2018!: The teacher Rehman Ansari, who teaches English and is also in-charge of the Jamia Uloom Ul Huda Madarsa at Zeba Baugh in Hyderabad Old City, is said to have been subjecting the boys to sexual abuse for the last two to three months[8]. Thus, the learned reporters do not know about his raping childred started in Februry or March 2018 or not. The teacher, according to the parents of the victim students, would wake one of the students in the night and sexually abuse the child after taking him to another room.  Such was the fear in the victims, that none of them dared to inform their parents about their sufferings for three months. What are the methods adopted and adapted by him to create in the minds of the children is also not mentioned or found out by the reporters. The boys reportedly revealed their condition to a local shopkeeper, who alerted the Asif Nagar police[9].

Jamia Darhul Huda, Hyderabad-2

The raping incidence came to light on 1st May, 2018, or 2nd May or April 29th?: The incident came to light on 02-05-2018 (Wednesday) when some of the students showed reluctance to attend the madrassa[10]. This raised suspicion among parents inquired who on inquiry found that the teacher is involved in sexual harassment of the students. The parents approached the police and lodged a complaint, based on which cases under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO were registered against the accused who is now in police custody. Speaking to ANI, Venkateshwarlu[11], Circle Inspector of Asif Nagar police station said all six children, between the age group of six to eight years, were rescued and sent for counselling. “On May 1, a father approached the police station and filed a complaint stating his minor son was sexually abused by moulvi (Teacher) in Madrasa. Immediately, we registered an FIR and took up the investigation…..We got to know that the teacher has sexually abused six minor children in Madrasa. In this Madrasa, male students study and the teacher is from Bihar and was staying in Madrasa and used to teach children,” he said[12]. Thus, the complaint was made on 01-05-2018 also. So the learned news-reporters do not know as to when the raping incidence came to light -on 1st May, 2018, or 2nd May or April 29th?

Madrassa teacher held - ANI- 04-05-2018

The incident of sexual assault came to light on April 29, 2018 (TOI)[13]: The “Times of  India” says, “The incident of sexual assault came to light on April 29 when an eight-year-old boy went to his house and told his father about Ansari raping him at the Madrasa.  The victim’s father who is a businessman, immediately went to madrasa and confronted Ansari. When he claimed innocence, the victim’s father spoke to other boys who were residential students and two of them came forward saying that Ansari had sexually assaulted them.The victim’s father lodged a complaint with the Asif Nagar police against Ansari and a case was registered against the teacher who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education.” Police then sent the victim to Bharosa centre for counselling. The other students at the Madrasa were also counselled by professionals at the Bharosa centre and their statements were recorded. We found out that Ansari has sexually assaulted six boys during the past two months, the ACP said. Ansari assaulted most of the boys in his room at the Madrasa. A medical examination was conducted on the victims and the accused was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday. Other instructors are conducting classes at the Madrasa and the families of the non local boys were informed about the incident[14]. Now let us note what has been going on in Hyderabad about child-raping etc.

POCSO convicted in Hyderabad - IE-- 22-04-2018

280 POCSO Act cases have been reported from Hyderabad – 97 convicted[15]: In the last two years, as many as 280 POCSO Act cases have been reported from Hyderabad city alone[16]. These cases were reported to Bharosa Centre of Hyderabad police from May 2016 till date. As for the convictions, the special child-friendly court, established here on April 11, this year, to hear POCSO cases, has convicted two accused and sentenced them both to 3 years imprisonment. On the whole, a total of 97 convictions have been recorded in POCSO cases from Hyderabad in the last two years. On a day the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age, the landmark decision has evoked a mixed response from people from different walks of life. Some say, the certainty of punishment is what acts as deterrence and not intensity of it. Whereas, assured death penalty alone cannot prevent girls from getting raped and much more needs to be done. “Such crimes are also result of several other socio-economic factors. Often, the perpetrators come from a background of disturbed childhood. They turn psychopaths craving for revenge with no one to check on them. It does not help if you want to punish them with a death penalty. Reformation is what can help,” said Vinoy Kumar Singh, D-G of Prisons and Correctional Services. According to him, what prevents an incident of rape is certainty of punishment. “Intensity of crime will not be a deterrent,” he added.

© Vedaprakash

07-05-2018

Isam and pedophile-Iran

[1] Asif Nagar police arrested a 23-year-old Madrasa teacher for sexually assaulting six boys at the institution premises.

[2] Deccan Herald –  An Arabic teacher working at a madrasa (Islamic school) in Asifnagar was arrested by the police for allegedly sexually abusing students for the last three months.

[3] The Hyderabad police have arrested a 44-year old Madrasa teacher from Bihar on charges of sodomising eight boys, all aged below eight years. The victims are also from Bihar.

[4] Indian Express, Hyderabad police nabs madrassa teacher for sexual assault on boys, Published: 03rd May 2018 02:17 PM | Last Updated: 03rd May 2018 02:17 PM

[5] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2018/may/03/hyderabad-police-nabs-madrassa-teacher-for-sexual-assault-on-boys-1809682.html

[6] THE HANS INDIA,  Teacher held for sexually assaulting six minors in Hyderabad, By Deepthi Reddy | | May 03,2018 , 05:20 PM IST.

[7] DECCAN CHRONICLE, Madrasa teacher in Hyderabad held for abusing boys, ASIF YAR KHAN, Published May 4, 2018, 12:55 am ISTUpdated May 4, 2018, 12:55 am IST.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/040518/madrasa-teacher-in-hyderabad-held-for-abusing-boys.html

[8] Mumbai Mirror, HYDERABAD: MADRASA IN-CHARGE ARRESTED FOR SODOMISING EIGHT BOYS, By P Pavan, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: May 3, 2018, 06.37 PM IST.

[9] https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/hyderabad-madrasa-in-charge-arrested-for-sodomising-eight-boys/articleshow/64016776.cms

[10] http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2018-05-03/Teacher-held-for-sexually-assaulting-six-minors-in-Hyderabad/378560

[11] ANI, Madrasa teacher held for sexually abusing six minors, ANI | Updated: May 03, 2018 22:26 IST

[12] https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/madrasa-teacher-held-for-sexually-abusing-six-minors201805032226240005/

[13] Times of India, Hyderabad: Madrasa teacher arrested for sexually exploiting minor students, Mahesh Buddi | TNN | Updated: May 3, 2018, 20:46 IST

[14] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/madrasa-teacher-arrested-for-sexually-exploiting-six-minor-students/articleshow/64018946.cms

[15] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2018/apr/22/97-convicted-under-pocso-act-in-the-last-two-years-in-hyderabad-1804791.html

[16] Express News Service, 97 convicted under POCSO Act in the last two years in Hyderabad, Published: 22nd April 2018 04:59 AM | Last Updated: 22nd April 2018 12:40 PM. By Rahul V Pisharody/Rajitha S.

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan has let down women again by surrendering to the fundamentalists!

December 1, 2017

Islamic Republic of Pakistan has let down women again by surrendering to the fundamentalists!

Vani-Swara or Watta Satta

Girls can be excanged for debts, debt recovery and other proceedings: Islamic Republic of Pakistan (hereinafter mentioned as IRP) has been notorious for pedophile activities carried on in Madrasas by Mohammedan clerics. Though, many reports came, arrests made, but, prosecutions have been limited and the involved maulanas, kajis and Mullahs escaped. While the boys are exploited in this way, the girl-children are sexploited in a different way, under the guise of “marriages”. Child marriage in Pakistan is connected with tradition, culture, and customary practices. It sometimes involves the transfer of money, settlement of debts or exchange of daughters (Vani/Swara or Watta Satta) sanctioned by  a Jirga or Panchayat (council of elders from the community)[1]. It is estimated that 21% of girls in Pakistan are married before the age of 18. When the question of “non-Muslims” come, the “marriages” become atrocious, horrible and ending with prostitution, as Islamic law can be applicable for such activities under mutah and other forms of marriages. Thus, by and large the Islamic law has been used only to sexploit the girls and women.

Pakistan draft electoral bill, 2017

IRP obligation to end child marriage and legislations stopped by the clerics: As awareness is created and educated women have started questioning such practices, IRP has pledged to end child marriage by 2030 as part of a global initiative. Based on this, IRP gets many funds and monetary packages from the global organizations. Yet, the legislations brought to curtail, ban and stop the Child marriages and pedophile activities have been stopped by the Mohammedan clerics under the pretext of Quran, Hadis and Shariat. In other words, the funds received for the purpose have not been producing desired effect, instead, opposite results show the other-way happenings there. According to a Gallup survey released in October 2017, approximately 7.3 million people in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan were married before the age of 16, and an additional 15.5 million Pakistanis got married before they were 18. Gallup calls this “child marriage” for its survey purposes[2]. The observation made, “Child brides often drop out of school and become pregnant, and these early pregnancies have a greater risk of ending in maternal or infant death,……….Child brides are also at greater risk of sexual violence, abuse, social isolation and exploitation.” said Gallup[3].

Paki riots-electoral reform bill-TOI

The bills were stalled in 2014, 2016 and so on: A bid to ban child marriage in Pakistan utterly failed, after the Council of Islamic Ideology declared the legislation “anti-Islamic” and “blasphemous.”  The bill didn’t even move past the first stage in the legislative process, The Express Tribune reports[4]. It was almost immediately pulled by Pakistan Muslim League party’s Marvi Menon following condemnation from CII, whose job it is to advise the legislature on whether bills are compliant with Sharia law. In this case, the bill clearly violated Islamic law as tradition holds marriage as acceptable when a girl hits puberty[5]. Sheerani had opposed the proposed amendments, saying they were contrary to Islamic teachings and laws. “Parliament cannot create legislation that is against the teachings of the Holy Quran or Sunnah,” he had said while backing his arguments with relevant laws and a few references from the Holy Quran and Hadith. According to Islamic laws, marriage can be solemnised when a girl attains puberty, Sheerani claimed[6]. After CII’s declaration, a parliamentary committee rejected the legislation solely for religious reasons and Menon subsequently pulled the legislation. Existing legislation in Pakistan already violates Islamic law. The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act 2014 places the legal age of marriage at 16 for women, but the recent proposal attempted to move that age up to 18 and also included serious punishment for the common practice of child marriage. That punishment would have included prison for up to two years for anyone caught engaging in child marriage[7].

Pakistan draft electoral bill, 2017-3

In May 2017 also, the National Assembly rejected the draft Child Marriage Restraint Act for the second time: Social and gender inequality, a desire to control women’s sexuality and protect family honour, economic hardship and lack of awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage are common driving factors[8]. Pakistan’s Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) 1929 sets the legal age for marriage to 16 for women and 18 for men. In May 2017, the National Assembly rejected the draft Child Marriage Restraint Act for the second time. The proposal would have increased the legal age for marriage from 16 to 18 nationwide. In February 2017, the Parliament adopted an amendment to the Penal Code that would toughen punishment against child marriage. Offenders face a minimum of five years in prison and may serve up to 10 years. They also face a fine of up to 1 million rupees ($9,547). Thus, it appears that IRP and the fundamentalist have been playing trick with the UN and global organizations strategically, as if the have been introducing the Bills, but, only the fundamentalist clerics have been stopping it in the name of Allah and Quaran, that is not questionable by any Muslim.

Pakistan riots- 25-11-2017-1

Mohammedan clerics declare that girls can get married by 9 years or getting puberty, whichever is earlier: According to the organization Girls Not Brides, over 21 percent of the girls in Pakistan enter into marriage before the age of 18. CII Chairman Mohammad Khan Sheerani reiterated in 2014 that girls can be married at age nine, so long as puberty is apparent, adding that attempts to revisit the issue are pointless and unnecessary. “Parliament cannot create legislation that is against the teachings of the Holy Quran or Sunnah,” Sheerani said in 2014, according to The Express Tribune. CII was created in 1962 with the express purpose of advising parliament on Islamic law. CII is also known for calling to make DNA evidence inadmissible in rape cases as recently as 2013. What CII wanted instead is to bring back the old practice of bringing in four witnesses to support rape claims. With increasing immigration, the practice of child marriage has also spread to the West, raising alarm especially in the United Kingdom. According to data from the Home Office’s Forced Marriage Unit, there were 1,485 cases of child marriage in 2012. Another government report also foundchild marriage is increasing around the world, with the rate expected to climb to 14 million child marriages a year before 2020 hits.

Pakistan draft electoral bill, 2017-2

Law Minister Zahid Hamid  accused of for “blasphemy” and fatwas issued: Law Minister Zahid Hamid had been accused by clerics of committing blasphemy due to a change in the wording of an oath taken by parliamentarians in the South Asian country. The protesters, led by Rizvi and other scholars, perceived the change in wording as representing a softening of the state’s position against members of the Ahmadi sect, who are not permitted to identify themselves as Muslims in Pakistan. The oath was hastily amended back to its original wording, but protesters held the capital under siege for weeks, demanding that Hamid resign from the cabinet. According to the agreement signed on Monday, the government will also make public an internal inquiry into how the wording of the parliamentary oath was changed. The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) political party, led by Rizvi, has also agreed not to issue any religious edicts [fatwas] against Hamid.  Blasphemy is a sensitive issue in Pakistan, and certain forms of it can carry the death sentence. Increasingly, those accused of blasphemy have also been subjected to violent attacks by mobs and charged protesters. Since 1990, at least 73 people have been killed over alleged blasphemy, according to an Al Jazeera tally. They include those accused of blasphemy, members of their families, lawyers who have defended them and judges.

Pakistan riots- 25-11-2017-2

Zahid Hamid, Law Minister resigned[9]: Pakistan’s federal law minister has resigned, acceding to a key demand made by thousands of protesters who have blocked a major highway into the Pakistani capital for weeks, the state radio broadcaster reported. An agreement has been signed that would see the demonstrators in Islamabad and other cities disperse, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal told the Islamabad High Court during a hearing on 17-11-2017, Monday, ending a weeks-long standoff that threatened to escalate into countrywide violence. “On the assurance of the Chief of Army Staff, we are calling off the sit-in,” Muslim scholar and protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi told a crowd of around 2,500 demonstrators in Islamabad on Monday, AFP news agency reported. The agreement would also see all protesters who were arrested during the sit-in, which began on November 8, be released within three days[10]. The government will also take responsibility for paying for any damage caused to both public and private property during the protest. An inquiry will also be ordered into a government security crackdown on Saturday which saw thousands of riot police fire tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in an attempt to disperse the protesters. Demonstrators fought back with stones, sticks and metal rods, and were able to beat back the authorities. At least five people were killed and more than 217 – mostly members of the security forces – wounded in those clashes.

© Vedaprakash

30-11-2017

Pakistan riots- 25-11-2017-3

[1] Francais, Child marriage around the world: Pakistan, Information compiled based on UN and Pakistan documents.

[2] CNCnews, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Child marriages: 7.3 nillion, By Michael W. Chapman | November 10, 2017 | 11:20 AM EST

[3] https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/islamic-republic-pakistan-child-marriages-73-million

[4] DailyCaller, Anti-Pedophilia Bill Rejected In Pakistan As ‘Anti-Islamic’, Jonah Bennet, National Secuirity / Politics Reporter, 12:41 PM 01/15/2016.

[5] http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/15/anti-pedophilia-bill-rejected-in-pakistan-as-anti-islamic/

[6] Tribune, Bill aiming to ban child marriages shot down, by Maryam Usman, Published: January 5, 2016.

[7] https://tribune.com.pk/story/1027742/settled-matter-bill-aiming-to-ban-child-marriages-shot-down/

[8] https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/child-marriage/pakistan/

[9] Aljazeera, Pakistan minister resigns, ending Islamabad standoff, by Asad Hashim, November 27, 2017/

[10] http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/pakistan-minister-resigns-protester-stand-171127071421060.html