Jammu: 11-year-old boy chained to keep him at madrasa, parents booked

The police acted on Monday after a local resident took a photograph of the boy and circulated it on WhatsApp.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: October 18, 2016 10:18 am
madrasa, child abuse, children chained, child care, child abuse case, jammu child abuse, children chained, jammu madrasa, india news The boy had reportedly run away from the madrasa twice. (Express Photo)

Police on Monday booked a Myanmar refugee couple living here for allegedly putting chains on the feet of their 11-year-old son to prevent him from running away from a madrasa in Bhatindi, on the outskirts of Jammu city.

According to the police, the boy’s parents and the head moulvi at the madrasa, identified as Abdul Gafoor, have stated that the boy had run away from the madrasa earlier, too. His mother brought him back on Saturday and put chains on his feet.

The police acted on Monday after a local resident took a photograph of the boy and circulated it on WhatsApp. The boy was taken to the local police post, where the chain was opened and he was handed over to his parents.

Stating that a probe is on, Chandan Kohli, Sub Divisional Police Officer of Narwal-Jammu, said the parents have been warned and booked under Section 36 of Police Act. Action will be taken as per law, he said.

The parents claimed they had come to India through Bangladesh nearly four years ago. They arrived in Jammu three years ago and settled down in Narwal.

Admitting that it was an “inhuman” act, Gafoor said the boy had run away from the madrasa twice before. So when his mother brought him again this Saturday, ulemas (teachers) were not ready to take him back. “The mother was carrying a chain. She put it on her son’s feet and gave us the keys,” Gafoor said.

The madrasa is run from a slum cluster in Bhatindi. According to Gafoor, they provide boarding and lodging facilities to 160 children of Myanmarese refugees, and raise money through donations from local Muslims and mosques.

The boy’s mother admitted that she had put chains on her son’s feet. Her husband said they had earlier got him admitted in a state government school in Qasim Nagar area but, as the boy did not attend classes, they took him to the madrasa about six months ago so that he would be forced to stay there.

The madrasa is located by a big nullah — it has a slum cluster on one side and two- or three-storey houses in a relatively upscale area on the other. On Sunday, when other boys from the madrasa and some ulemas had gone to the nearby forests to collect firewood, the boy reportedly slipped out and went to the nullah. A resident from the locality on the other side said he spotted him in chains, clicked a photograph and sent it to some local Muslim leaders on WhatsApp and sought their help.

In response, a social activist named Arshad Hussain came, and together with the resident and head maulvi Gafoor took the boy to Bhatindi police post today.

The boy has two other siblings. The family said the father, who had come to India before the others, is yet to get refugee status.

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    Raj
    Oct 18, 2016 at 3:03 am
    Parents booked, good. Was any one booked when a 12 year old was shot dead in Kashmir few days back.
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      MyTake
      Oct 18, 2016 at 4:47 am
      Once get mentally derailed, will be a good candidate for suicide bomber!
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        Akliyath
        Oct 18, 2016 at 2:20 am
        they be sent back to their own country as soon as possible ?
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          arun
          Oct 18, 2016 at 7:27 am
          This reveals how in JandK, the seperatists gets poor children from Bangladesh and Burma to throw stones at the security forces deplo there and to carry out violence.
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            ashok dayal
            Oct 18, 2016 at 7:47 am
            This poor boy will be made JIHADI and the parents will be given 25000 rupees on death of boy.What a shame. In stan they pay 50000 rupees on death of jihadi to their family.
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              l s
              Oct 18, 2016 at 12:59 am
              Book even the moulvis and others of the madrasa. Why they should not be booked when their madrasa is involved in such inhuman acts,lt;br/gt;Did they plan to make him a dreaded terrorist in future ???Let the boy open his mouth and tell the truth.lt;br/gt; The parents may have been given money, hence they agreed to keep the boy in the madrasa chained. Proper enquiry should be made.
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                Mauhabbat Ali
                Oct 18, 2016 at 2:29 am
                MR. K S, read news properly not with one eye. Boy was admitted to school but not attended cl then sent to madarsa where two times ran away from study. madarsa moulvi were not ready to get back him so how they can be blamed that they wanted to make him terrorist. Any agency can examine and interview the boy about what is taught in madarsa. Madarsa is for teaching religious education not terrorist place. P.M. already said about this. RSS camps and Durga vahini camps also should be monitored for what is taught there. No one should say anything without prooper checking.
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                  PK
                  Oct 18, 2016 at 3:04 am
                  No matter what kind of religious school, science and Indian history should be made compulsory for the benefit of the nation.
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                    Indian
                    Oct 18, 2016 at 5:20 am
                    Parents are making ready for next attack ? why Myanmar refugee in India ? send them back
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                      Zubi Faith
                      Oct 18, 2016 at 4:30 am
                      first day you write stories against muslims , second day you go against Hindus, Stop this dividing people on the name of religion, blog it self clears that kid does not want to go to the school or madra, what is harm to teach him lesson, tommorrow he can become theif or killer then you guys will curse religion. There are other issues in tihe country first take care of those.
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                        err
                        Oct 18, 2016 at 3:10 am
                        What you are teaching a illegal Muslim immigrant in Madrasa?/ suicide bombing and terrorist actvities
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                          err
                          Oct 18, 2016 at 3:05 am
                          so any body can come to india illegally via , Bangladesh and even after they have declared that they have entered in to india illegally, nobody deports them back?/ because they are Muslims?? and if a Hindu wants to come legally to india , he has to face lot of problems, main reason is Muslims in India help their fellow Muslims to get Ration card and Adhar and Muslims working in Police and other departments will help them and congress and Mulayam always welcome them, what is happening to India
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                            Ajit Shaurya
                            Oct 18, 2016 at 5:12 am
                            These crude medieval mindset that islamists carry, don't allow them to see the inhumanness of the act of chaining a young boy....whatever be the reason. As a start, the madras as a system should be completely banned, since they are pretty much terrorist production factories, where at the very least, they are adding poison into the minds of kids during their formative years, which then can be moulded by people like Zakir Naik, to then act against the country.
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                              KAPIL DEV
                              Oct 18, 2016 at 4:28 am
                              INDIA IS A COUNTRY WHERE OWNER ARE TREATED AS BOUNDED LABORS AND PAK BANGLA DESHI MUSLIM WHO ARE INFILTRATORS HAVE BECOME THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THE CONGRESS PSEUDO GOVERNMENT WANT POWER AT ANY COST . HINDUS ARE DIVIDED BY CAST COMMUNITY AND DO NOT VOTE EN BLOCK TO THE NATIONALIST PARTIES LIKE MUSLIM . THEY VOTE PARTIES WHO ARE ANTI HINDU FOR THEIR VESTED INTEREST MUSLIM GETTING UNDUE CONCESSIONS BY PSEUDOS AT THE COST OF HINDU. EVEN IN HINDUS DAUGHTERS AND LADIES ARE FORCIBLY RAPED ASKED TO BECOME MUSLIM AND OUR SHAMELESS GOVT DONT ALLOW THEM CITIZENSHIP BUT ALLOW MUSLIM INFILTRATORS FROM BANGLA DESH AND STAN . IN ABOVE CASE THEY ADMITTED THAT THEY HAVE COME ILLEGALLY BUT BEING MUSLIM NO ACTION IS TAKEN . SO IF HINDU DONT UNITE THEY SHOULD BE READY LIVE IN INDIA UNDER THE BANNER OF STAN ID PSEUDOS COME INTO POWER AGAIN BY FOLLING HINDU AS IN DELHI KEJRIWAL A AGENT SUCCEEDED IN CAPTURING THE POWER . IF KEJRIWAL LIKE PERSON COME TO POWER IN OTHER STATES NO POWER ON EARTH CAN STOP HINDU AGAIN BECOMING SLAVE OF MUSLIM ?
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                                KAPIL DEV
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 4:49 am
                                was he purchasing sweets in closed market . what was he doing there ?
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                                  sajeev
                                  Oct 18, 2016 at 7:45 am
                                  What is a family from Myanmar doing in India???
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                                    xyz
                                    Oct 18, 2016 at 5:18 am
                                    What about the 13 year old Jain girl who was made to fast unto death in Hyderabad? Are her parents booked. What is the view of the naked Jain muni who taught us virtues in Haryana embly?
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                                      SHIVA BHAT
                                      Oct 18, 2016 at 1:23 am
                                      Why muslim refugees do not go to Islamic countries? Why boy run away? Mullahas are notorious for sodomising children.Police must investigate.
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                                        Mano
                                        Oct 18, 2016 at 4:29 am
                                        Youths are not respected in kashmiri society. This is a disease they have picked up from stan where the battery of youths are used for suicide mission by people like hafiz and azar who harvest the youths during the annual islamic season of fasting from madarasas. Why not let the children learn in madarasas or whereever. We want the kashmiri mothers to go with chappals and wack the separatists who threaten and not let youths pursue their goals. As regards to this news, I am happy that madrasas are protected from these separatist elements and Parents. Islam should ban their m wasteful show of fasting for festivals, and protect its youths from people who can hijack their purpose of life. No point blaming other religions for insulting your god, if you can't protect your youths in the name of god allah. Allah knows that india is a land that respects bramcharya. And stan is a land which respects affairs with princes diana and other royalty, and no respect for youths. The parents of these youths in stan have no fear of bad karma. In India, we fear bad karma more than a snake or a terrorist.
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                                          Vedic_Citizen
                                          Oct 18, 2016 at 1:00 am
                                          It is time to define a syllabus and monitor Madra education in all secular nations.
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                                            Sudish Puthalat
                                            Oct 18, 2016 at 5:14 am
                                            Where is the intolerance brigade? The secular champions?
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