Afghan laws ‘ambiguous’ about pedophilic boy play subculture

The Afghan subculture of “bacha bazi” – pedophilic boy play – saw a resurgence across Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. The extremists had banned the practice nationwide, declaring homosexuality as against the teachings of Islam.

Ironically, recent reports suggest that the Islamic militants have been using young boys as “honey trap” to infiltrate security ranks and carry out attacks against government forces.