Irked, Mosque Panel 'Ostracises' Family

Published: 04th January 2016 03:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2016 03:57 AM   |  A+A-

KANNUR: A four-member family at Edakkad here was allegedly ostracised from a mahallu committee (mosque committee) for lodging police complaint against two madrasa teachers on charges of physical and mental torturing of their 11-year-old son at Madrasa.

P  V Shabeer of Sajna Manzil, Edakkad, a member of the mahallu committee of Kanhangad Masjid at Nadal,  alleged that his family is being denied religious rights in the last few months after he filed a complaint against two teachers, Moosa Moulavi and Abdul Samad. 

“The duo, attached to the Nusruthul Islam Madrasa, were harassing my child for the past two months in revenge of a written complaint lodged with the mahallu committee against the latter for beating the boy for taking leave. After which, the child was mentally and physically tortured at the institution for several times,” said Shabeer. 

“Though I approached the mahallu committee seeking action against the teachers, no action has  been taken yet in this regard,” he alleged.       

As the committee was found showing laxity in the matter, a complaint has been lodged at the Edakkad police station against the teachers. The complaint filed on November 27 accused the teachers of ill-treating the  child during madrasa classes.

“After the incident, my family was excluded from Milad-un-Nabi functions of the mosque. We are being kept away from the committee and its functions. They did not collect donation for the function from my family. My son, who won Milad-un-Nabi prize, was also denied the prize, Shabeer told ‘Express’.

Meanwhile, the mahallu committee denied the allegations. Mahallu committee president S K P Hakeem told ‘Express’ that the committee had not taken any decision to ostracise the family.

‘’The mahallu committee had not collected donation from the family because of its non-corporation with the committee. Based on the complaint, the teachers have already been warned,’’ said  Hakkem, adding that complaint was fabricated and motivated by personal animosity.

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