According to a report, the child went to the mosque to read the Quran when a cleric named Abbas reportedly sodomised him. The act of the cleric was caught on video through a camera installed inside the mosque. The police have booked the cleric and are making raids to arrest him.
Sharing a clip broadcast by KTN News, human rights activist Rahat Austin said that such incidents happen regularly in Pakistan. He tweeted, “It happens everyday around the country but not considered blasphemy in Islam. 1000s Non-Muslims lynched by mob, or are in death row on false allegations.
Islamic Claric Raped a child in Mosque while he was reading Quran, in house of Allah in Kandiaro, Naushahro Feroze,Sindh-Pakistan. It happens everyday around country but not considred blasphemy in Islam.1000s Non-Muslims lynched by mob, or are in death row on false allegations. pic.twitter.com/spyHMCpdpI
— Rahat Austin (@johnaustin47) August 8, 2020
Rahat Austin further questioned the double standard in Pakistan in regard to crimes. He said that while non-Muslims are killed over minor incidents accusing them of blasphemy, rape and sexual activities inside Islamic prayer houses are not considered blasphemy.
He tweeted, “Rape, Sexual activities in House of Allah are not blasphemy? Why no punishment,While kill non-Muslims on small things? Is this ok to do this in presence of Quran & Allah? What about Islamic Prayer NAMAZ on such place? Is this ok to perform Namaz where a MOLVI sprayed his semen?”