A 15 year old boy was raped at a mosque in Gujrat during the 10-day-long Aitekaaf observed in Ramzan.
In December 2019, a Manshera-based madrassa cleric, Shamsuddin, had raped a 10-year-old boy his eyes started bleeding. According to the medical reports, the child was raped almost 100 times. According to the Sahil’s 2018 annual report, the boys aged between 6-10 years and 11-15 years are most exposed to child sexual abuse. The majority of these boys are studying in at least 30,000 registered madrassas across Pakistan. More than 2 million children are enrolled in these madrassas. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these facts are just about the registered madrassas. There are thousands of other religious places that are the hub of child sexual abuse which are not registered with the state.
In Gujrat 41 cases of child abuse and 22 of child sexual abuse with boys and 1 with girl were reported in 2019.