Madrassah teacher arrested for thrashing students after video goes viral

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A Muslim cleric whose video went viral as he thrashed his students mercilessly in Hyderabad mosque was arrested on Friday.

Sindh police took notice of the issue when local media aired the footage on Friday, in which the teacher identified as Sabir Ahmed was recorded while physically torturing minor students with a hosepipe in Sarhandi Masjid.

“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,” confirmed the provincial police’ official Twitter handle.

On being advised to not adopt such a harsh behaviour with the kids, Ahmed averted the scene to later continue thrashing the kids barbarically.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also took cognizance of the matter and has sought a report from the Commissioner-Hyderabad on the incident.

In order to address issues of violence against children, CM Murad has urged the Education Department to initiate a counselling programme in collaboration with the Council of Islamic Ideology.

“Violence against children is unacceptable at all costs,” he said.