Lahore madrassa leader booked for sodomy, intimidation

In the video that went viral, an aged man with a white beard in a lightweight shalwar qameez, waistcoat and cranium cap is lounging on flooring cushions when a younger man in a darkish shalwar qameez comes as much as him.

The older man was later recognized as Mufti Azizur Rehman of Jamia Manzoorul Islamia, Lahore. He was additionally a member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazlur Rehman’s Lahore chapter.

The scene of the 2 males is adopted by the younger man speaking into the digicam: “Since the video has come out, Mufti Azizur Rehman and his son Altafur Rehman have been blackmailing me and saying that they will kill me.”

He goes on to say he’s in hiding. “I have decided that I didn’t get justice nor did anyone listen to me even though I have talked to everyone.” He then says he’ll take his personal life. “This is my final decision. They are going to kill me, so it’s better that […,]” He begins to sob. The video then cuts again to the specific footage.

In response to the discharge of this video, Mufti Aziz issued his personal. In it he claims that he has by no means accomplished something like this whereas in his senses. “In fact, the boy gave me sedatives in my tea and after that I was not in my senses,” he stated. “The biggest proof is that my body was not even moving. If I were in my senses, how could I have not known that he was making a video from his phone?”

Mufti Aziz went on to say that he felt it was evident within the video that he had not compelled himself on the younger man. He stated it was a part of a conspiracy to take away him. “After two and a half years, this video has been brought forth to defame me,” he stated. “The proof that it is an old video is that it was made in the winter… You can see [in the video] that I am wearing socks and a winter waistcoat.”

He stated that after the video surfaced, his letter of termination issued on June 3, 2021, was made public.

In the termination letter, a duplicate of which was acquired by SAMAA Digital, it says that folks from the neighbourhood got here to Mufti Aziz’s home and confirmed the video to his son and the administrator of the institute. He was subsequently fired.

Maulana Talha Rehmani, a spokesperson for Wifaqul Madaris, confirmed to SAMAA Digital that Mufti Aziz had been expelled from the establishment after the incident got here to mild.

FIR registered in opposition to Mufti Azizur Rehman

On June 16, the younger man (who recognized himself however who we is not going to title), registered an FIR at Noth Cantt Police Station in Lahore. He stated that he had been a scholar of Jamia Manzoorul Islamia since 2013. “During the exam of Darjah-e-Rabia (grade four), Mufti Aziz, who was the Nigran (caretaker) accused me and another guy of putting someone else in our place for the exam and had me banned from appearing in the Wifaqul Madaris exam for three years.”

He stated that he pleaded with Mufti Aziz to rethink the choice upon which the cleric stated he would if the younger man engaged with him sexually. “So, out of compulsion, I came into his deceit and became a victim. He also promised me that he would have my ban removed and get me to pass the Wifaqul Madaris exam.”

The younger man stated that he was sexually exploited each Friday for three years and blackmailed. He went to the madrassa administration however, in accordance with him, they stated this was not attainable because the mufti was an outdated man and a pious individual. They stated he have to be mendacity, in accordance with the appliance made to the police.

The younger man began secretly filming to gather proof which he offered to Wifaqul Madari Nazim-e-Aala Hanif Jalandhary. “When Mufti Aziz came to know about this, he threatened to kill me,” the younger man informed the police. “A few days ago, when someone uploaded the video on social media, I got scared and went into hiding.”

The younger man stated within the FIR that three of Mufti Aziz’s sons, Altafur Rehman, Lateefur Rehman, Ishqur Rehman, and Abdullah together with two different males tried to assault him however he escaped.

The complainant stated he’s scared for his life and desires a case to be registered below Sections 337 and 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Section 337 offers with “unnatural offences” and carries for a jail time period between two and ten years. Section 506 offers with prison intimidation.

Rana Arif, a spokesperson for Lahore police, informed SAMAA Digital that Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman has but to be arrested. “An FIR has been registered against him and he will be arrested sooner or later,” he stated.

JUI-F suspends Mufti Azizur Rehman
Aslam Ghauri, a spokesperson for the JUI-F, informed SAMAA Digital that the get together
has cancelled Mufti Azizur Rehman’s membership and the [arty has nothing to do
with him.

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