Afghanistan orders strict action against sexual abuse of children
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) instructed police to take strict actions against the abuse of children during wedding ceremonies.
MoI delivered a statement after a meeting that had been called to discuss the disruption of security by irresponsible individuals firing shots into the air. This comes after the death of at least one person and the injury of five others as a result of shots fired into the air during the commemoration ceremony of Martyrs Week in capital Kabul last week.
The statement noted that the issue of abuse of children who are forced to dance in wedding ceremonies, was also discussed the meeting.
Afghan police forces were instructed to take immediate action against all individuals and groups breaking the law and turn them over to the appropriate legal authorities, the statement said.
Additionally, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) released its latest report on ‘Bacha Bazi’ (the sexual abuse of teenage boys) in Afghanistan last month, stating that influential figures and wealthy people in Afghanistan hire teenage boys aged between 10 to 18 years old to use for their sexual satisfaction.
AIHRC officials also called on law enforcement to take action against those who engage in child sexual abuse. (Khaama Press)