Islamabad, A distressing incident at Jamia Masjid Husnain Karimain has come to light, involving an Islamist Quran teacher who allegedly brutally thrashed a little child during a lesson, sparking fear and outrage among the local community.
The incident was captured on video by a concerned bystander and later went viral on social media. The video shows the Moulvi (Quran teacher) engaging in corporal punishment against the defenceless minor student, leaving the child visibly terrified and in tears.
According to eyewitness accounts, the teacher, known for his strict and orthodox teaching methods, allegedly invoked the unquestionable and absolute authority of ‘faith’ to justify his violent actions. This has raised concerns about the psychological and emotional impact such practices may have on young minds, instilling fear and reinforcing beliefs of blind obedience.
The incident has sparked a broader debate on the role of religious education and the need to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for children within religious institutions. Advocates are calling for the implementation of stricter regulations to safeguard children against any form of physical or emotional abuse in the name of faith.
Child rights organizations and concerned citizens are calling for a thorough examination of the existing curriculum and teaching methodologies in religious institutions to prevent further instances of violence and intimidation. They stress the need for promoting a culture of respect, compassion, and empathy in religious education to foster the spiritual growth of children without compromising their physical and mental well-being.
The traumatizing incident has left parents and guardians deeply worried about the safety of their children during Quranic teachings. Local mosques are being encouraged to establish transparent and accountable systems to monitor the conduct of teachers and ensure the protection of young students. As the investigation progresses, the wider community remains hopeful that this unsettling event will prompt positive change and serve as a reminder that religious teachings should never involve any form of violence but rather promote understanding, tolerance, and kindness.
Authorities continue to call for vigilance and assert that any instance of child abuse will be dealt with firmly and responsibly, emphasizing their commitment to safeguarding the rights and welfare of all children within their jurisdiction.