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The moral tone of the society of Central Asia is scarcely improved by the change".
His opinion was that the dances "were by no means indecent, though they were often very lascivious." At this date there were already signs of official disapproval of the practice.
Wrote Schuyler: These "batchas", or dancing-boys, are a recognised institution throughout the whole of the settled portions of Central Asia, though they are most in vogue in Bokhara and the neighbouring Samarkand.
Force and coercion are common, and security officials state they are unable to end such practices because many of the men involved in bacha bazi-related activities are powerful and well-armed warlords.
A number of Western travellers through Central Asia have reported on the phenomenon of the bacchá.