A video reportedly recorded two days ago, on July 27, is making the rounds on the internet. In the video, a cleric is molesting a minor girl wearing a school uniform. As per the reports, the incident is in the Siwan district of Bihar. As of now, no action has been taken in the matter.
The video can be seen below. The cleric in his thirties grabs the girl and pulls her towards him. Later, he makes the minor sit on his lap and do vulgar acts. A person watching from a window is recording all this. Though the incident is two days old, no action has been taken against the perpetrators. It is assumed that the girl student was there to study in the Madarsa.
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In May Organiser reported a case from East Champaran where cleric Jamshed Alam was booked for molesting a minor girl in Madarsa. A First Information Report in the case was registered at the Mehasi police station of the East Champaran district of Bihar on May 12. The accused as of now is absconding. Jamshed is a government teacher at Mehasi School as well.
As per a report, the minor victim in her complaint told the police, “Near my house, there is a Madrasa, almost 18 months back I went to the madrasa to study. One day cleric Jamshed Alam stopped me after recess, on asking he said, he wanted to give me some homework. When all the students left, Alam clicked vulgar pictures with me and later started blackmailing me with those pictures. He has sexually assaulted me after blackmailing me”.
When she confronted the cleric he said, he will make her pictures viral on social media. After mustering courage, she finally told her father about Alam on April 21. When her father confronted the cleric, he threatened him and asked to leave. The same day he brought five to six goons to her house and threatened the family with dire consequences. He even said he will shot the victim’s father.
In March Organiser reported a similar case from Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district where a cleric raped a 14-year-old boy in a Madarsa. The father of a 14-year-old boy gave a complaint to the Aligarh police alleging, a cleric at the madarsa raped his son. The cleric, who is also a senior student at the madarsa has been identified as Altmas Noman. The accused also threatened the minor boy.
A case was registered at the Roravar police station of the Aligarh District. Citing the seriousness of the matter, the police arrested the accused immediately.
As per the Superintendent of Police (SP City) Aligarh, Kuldeep Singh Gudavat, the victim’s father registered a complaint against cleric Noman alleging sexual abuse. The minor underwent a detailed medical test and soon the accused was arrested.
In February this year, Organiser reported a similar case of molestation from Madarsa in Jharkhand. Here, A Maulvi in the Garhwa District of Jharkhand was accused of sexually assaulting six minor students in his madrassa. The incident came to light on February 19 when the family members of one of the victims filed a complaint against the Muslim cleric.
According to reports, the incident occurred in the Koindi hamlet, which falls within the Nagaruntari police station limits in Garhwa, Jharkhand. Maulvi Samruddin has been teaching in a madrassa named Darul Uloom Samsia for many years in the village. Around 50 students study in his madrassa to learn Islamic religious texts.
Maulvi Samruddin allegedly called the children to his room and then sexually abused them under the guise of getting a massage. On February 19, he summoned three students to his room and asked two of them to stand guard outside the room. After locking his room from the inside, he asked the third child to give him a massage.
While the child was doing so, Samruddin began misbehaving with him. The child resisted and told about this to his family.
When the student’s family members came to the madrassa with a complaint, maulvi allegedly reportedly, along with his supporters, assaulted the family members.