A man, allegedly a cleric, is seen sexually abusing an underage kid in a viral video. The unedited explicit video shows a man sexually abusing a boy in the video.
The face of the man and the boy is not clear in the video, however, the man seems to be in his middle-age. The video is secretly shot. So far, the whereabouts of the boy and the man are not clear. The video, however, has alarmed social media users regarding the protection of children studying in madrassas and seminaries.
Netizens have been voicing their anger, demanding the government to take stern measures to protect the honor and dignity of children. The video has not been shared in the article due to privacy and the code of conduct. PM Imran Khan in his latest interview had talked about the exponential rise in child abuse cases in Pakistan. He, however, said that such crimes largely go unreported since families are deterred to register complaints in fear of humiliation and disgrace.
Children on the other hand suffer from trauma throughout their lives. Pakistan has been witnessing growing incidents of sex crimes against children, however, lack of stern action coupled with lackluster progress against the culprits in such cases are attributed to the increase in such crimes despite being reported.
Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Ordinance, 2020 & the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 provides mechanisms for curbing sexual abuse crimes against women, transgenders & children while ensuring harsher punishments for sex offenders. pic.twitter.com/gIXkibLDTx
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) June 22, 2021
Recently, the video of JUI-F leader and administrator Mufti Aziz-Ur-Rehman had circulated all over social media where he could be seen sexually abusing a madrassa student. The heinous act took place on the 15th of June at the Jamia Manzoor Islamia madrassa.
In the video, the face of the victim can be seen, which is why the circulation of the video is being inhibited to keep his anonymity.
After watching first few minutes of "Pakistan's hidden predators" by Real Stories, I've learned this the hard way that no amount of clean saaf shafaf Islamic content, modest clothes, capital punishment is gonna stop sexual abuse. (1/4) https://t.co/ecWnk7hgWA
— Mrs Avan Jogia (@Wroksha) June 23, 2021
The institute itself has released a notice against Mufti Azizur Rehman. According to the notice written by Maulana Asadullah Farooq, the video of the act was shown to the administrator at midnight. The video was also shown to the son of the culprit Iltaf-ur-Rehman, who was later told to give his father the message of leaving the institution.
After the truth came out, the institution sacked the Mufti from any further duties. The notice is dated to the 3rd of June. He has been arrested by law enforcement agencies from Mianwali.