Police raided the basement of a Karachi madrassa to rescue 54 students, many of whom were chained to the floor. The young men cheered as the officers entered. Many said they were beaten and given just morsels of food each day. The students ranged from young boys to men in their early 40s were kept 30 to a room. Two clerics were arrested. Anxious family members waited outside the police station as news of the raid made its way around the city.