While Kamal tries to help such boys when he can, it's often too dangerous. Robert Fisk. Lib Dems.
Evolution of Bacha Bazi
Whereas bacha bazi is now largely consensual and non-violent, its evolution into an institutionalized practice within rural Pashtun and Tajik society is deeply disturbing. As a child soldier, Agel had to kill and also lost almost all of his male relatives.