An unpleasant little story from India.
…a 12-year-old boy was allegedly chained by authorities of a local madrassa to prevent him from escaping from the school.
According to Medak town police, the boy has been studying in ‘Minhaj-ul-uloom’ religious school for the past three years and had earlier made several attempts to run away from the madrassa, as he was not a quick learner and had a stammering problem.
The police said that the madrassa management had chained the boy a few days ago to prevent him from escaping.
To prevent him from “escaping” – as if he were somehow legally obliged to be there.
“There is no compulsion in religion.” Oh really?