Fake Islamic Scholar Held by Police for Sodomy in Bandipora Kashmir
Saboor Qasmi: Kashmir(Bandipora) | A fake Islamic scholar (mufti) and teacher in famous Darullum Rahiimiya, here in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir was arrested by police on Wednesday following allegations that he had sexually assaulted some students, police said.
The students in the Daruluum Rahimiya the largest Islamic seminary in Jammu and Kashmir located in Bandipora, 57 kilometers from summer capital Srinagar, alleged that the Mufti (Islamic scholar) had assaulted them sexually a number of times in the past while harassing them.
An Islamic Scholar (Mufti) Anatula Mir s/o Rehmatullah Mir has been arrested by police when he was found of sodomising several students in the institute. Mir is being interrogated by the police for his crime.
They have also alleged that the teachers were threatening them of dire consequence if the matter was disclosed. The case came to light after the victim, Yasir Mails S/O Sad Malik of Nowpora narrated the incident to his brother as well as to their family members. The other two have been identified as the Aubaid and Rouf of Sopore.
Farooq Ahmed, brother of Yasir, said that his brother fled from the Madrasah early this morning and narrated the ordeal, after which we approached the police who in turn arrested mufti and saw the victims from the medical report.
“We want action against the alleged mufti so that such incidents may not be repeated” he said.
“After we got the reports we sent a police team and arrested the complainants and mufti for the investigation” said a police officer wishing not to be named.
“It is a serious matter. No one will be spared if found guilty. We are waiting for the medical report which has been carried out by the team of doctors in the Bandipora hospital” He said.
The alleged mufti is said to be the son Mulana Rehamtullah Qasmi, who is rector of the Seminar and member of Muslim Personal Law Board. Darulum Rahimaiy is a sister concern of India’s Largest Islamic seminary Darullum Doeband.
Locals demanded immediate actions against the culprit who was arrested by police from Srinagar Airport when he was trying to flee to Dubai.
Sources said that about one hundred parents have withdrawn their wards from the Seminary fearing the sodomy acts by their teachers.
“It is unfortunate that people who are on chair in the Islamic institutes are doing heinous crimes like sodomy with the students” said Muhammad Ramzan and elderly person in locality.
If government will not take action against such anti Islamic and anti social elements, people will stage massive protests. Therefore, we are appealing the government for stern action against the management in institutes who have hushing up such heinous crimes by forces
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