חיפוש קצר ברשת העלה את דו"ח זכויות האדם של מחלקת המדינה האמריקאית משנת 1998, ובו הפסקה הבאה:
The small number of nonMuslim residents in Afghanistan may practice their faith, but may not proselytize. Almost all of the country's small Hindu and Sikh population, which once numbered about 50,000, has emigrated or taken refuge abroad. There were reports that Hindus are now required to wear a piece of yellow cloth attached to their clothing to identify their religious identity; Sikhs reportedly were required to wear some form of identification as well. This rule allegedly was imposed to spare non-Muslims from the enforcement of rules that are mandatory for Muslims and from harassment by the PVSV.PVSV הוא, כצפוי, קיצור שמה של "משטרת המוסר" של הטליבן.