Pakistan: Learn The Koran -- Or Else!
Blind boy killed by religious teacherPakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called for an investigation of the boy's death. Considering the justice system in Pakistan, don't hold your breath for charges against the teacher to be pursued any further.
A BLIND seven-year-old student at an Islamic school in eastern Pakistan has died after his teacher punished him for not learning the Koran, police said today.
Muhammad Atif was hung upside down from a ceiling fan and severely beaten by his teacher, Qari Ziauddin, at the seminary or madrassa in Vihari, near Lahore on Thursday, they said.
The teacher also failed to take the boy to hospital after he fell ill and his condition deteriorated, he said.
Police said a postmortem examination report also confirmed physical torture as the cause of death.
Learn-the-Koran-or-else "teaching methodology is not confined to Pakistan: