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The Jarawa tribe have lived in peace in the Andaman Islands for thousands of years. Now tour companies run safaris through their jungle every day and wealthy tourists pay police to make the women - usually naked - dance for their amusement. This footage, filmed by a tourist, shows Jarawa women being told to dance by an off-camera police officer


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Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists - video

The Jarawa tribe have lived in peace in the Andaman Islands for thousands of years. Now tour companies run safaris through their jungle every day and wealthy tourists pay police to make the women - usually naked - dance for their amusement. This footage, filmed by a tourist, shows Jarawa women being told to dance by an off-camera police officer reddit this

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Andaman tribals exploited for food, made to dance naked!

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Coming as a shocker from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, members of Jarawa tribes are being lured with food to dance for tourists, said a report.it is OMore dangerous than any Natural Disaster as Tsunami. As a earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale was reported from the Nicobar Islands at 12.57 pm on Friday, Jun 3, said an official, India Meteorological Department.

"It was of moderate intensity, and initially there are no reports of any damage or casualty," the official said. "There were no after shocks," said an official, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad.

A video was released by 'The Observer' which shows the tribals being forced to dance after the police was paid a bribe.

According to sources, the 'human safari' is being overseen by the police.

"I've read the report in the newspapers, what I saw in the clips was disgusting. I've asked for a report and will certainly take action on it," said V Kishore Chandra S Deo, Tribal Affairs Minister.

Meanwhile,Airtel, one of country's leading private telecom operator, is going to connect Hutbay, the southernmost Islands of Andaman Group of Islands by April.

10:34 11/01/2012 » SOCIETY

Human safaris in Andaman Islands

One of the world's most primitive tribes is being humiliated on a daily basis - by tourists who pay to go on human safaris and treat them like animals in a zoo, The Daily Mail reported.
Hundreds of visitors to the remote Andaman Islands, north of the Equator in the Indian Ocean, queue up each day at dawn to drive through a jungle reserve set aside for the Jarawa tribe.
Visitors are regularly seen throwing bananas and biscuits to tribe's people waiting at the side of the track. Similar scenes are seen across Britain as people feed animals in a zoo.


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Just Learn How they BEHAVED with Aborigine Indigenous Mulnivasi Bahujan as Human safaris exploit Jarawas with cops' aid!A shocking video of the endangered Andaman tribal people, including their women folks who live uncovered waist up, dancing to entertain tourists published by the British newspapers The Observer and The Guardian has created a controversy with the authorities in the archipelago coming under attack from all quarters now.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked for a status report on the Andaman tribals after a video of the Jarawa tribe allegedly being forced to dance surfaced. However, the Andaman police has downplayed the video, calling it an 'old one' and blamed the British journalist of forcing the Jarawas to dance for the tourists.

The controversies surround the tourist video of the Jarawas who are a little over 400 in number living in South Andamans.


The Union Home Ministry has reportedly asked for report from the local authorities following the report while Andaman police said it was shot in 2002 perhaps and not a new one.


The report by British journalist Gethin Chamberlain says a policeman commanded the tribal women to dance before the tourists who captured it on camera.


"The role of the police is to protect tribespeople from unwelcome and intrusive outsiders. But on this occasion the officer had accepted a £200 bribe to get the girls to perform. 'I gave you food,'he reminded them at the start of the video," the report posted on the Guardian website read, adding that the tourists throw bananas and other food at the tribal people as if they are animals in a safari park.


"What do you mean by Jarawa women made to dance naked? They are naked. They live naked. This video may be ten years old now being brought out for someone's purposes," said S B Deol, Director General of Police, Anadamans.


According to Survival International, the ancestors of the Jarawa and the other tribes of the Andaman Islands are thought to have been part of the first successful human migrations out of Africa.


It says the Jarawas hunt pig and monitor lizard, fish with bows and arrows, and gather seeds, berries and honey. They are nomadic, living in bands of 40-50 people. In 1998, some Jarawa started coming out of their forest to visit nearby towns and settlements for the first time.


According to Survival International, the principal threat to the Jarawa's existence comes from encroachment onto their land, which was sparked by the building of a highway through their forest in the 1970s.


"The road brings settlers, poachers and loggers into the heart of their land. This encroachment risks exposing the Jarawa to diseases to which they have no immunity, and creating a dependency on outsiders. Poachers steal the game the Jarawa rely on, and there are reports of sexual exploitation of Jarawa women," it said.


"Tourism is also a threat to the Jarawa, with tour operators driving tourists along the road through the reserve every day in the hope of 'spotting' members of the tribe. Despite prohibitions, tourists often stop to make contact with the Jarawa," it said.



Andaman DGP SB Deol said that the video that has been released by 'The Observer' is a 10-year old video of the year 2002.
He also said that whoever shot the video violated the rules and will have to face action. "It is obvious that it is the videographer who is breaking the law of the land and who is inciting the tribals to dance," the Andaman DGP said in a statement.
He refuted the allegations that the police took bribe to take the tourists to the Jarawa reserve.
The DGP also claimed that at the time when the video was recorded, most of the Jarawas did not wear clothes.
However, 'The Observer', the British newspaper that carried the report claims the video was not old. 'The Observer' journalist Gethin Chambarlain added, "Bribing the cops costs Rs 15,000 to the tourists. Six months back, a police officer was disciplined for doing so."
The journalist also refused to divulge when it was shot, but said it was not old.
Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishore Chandra S Deo asked for a report on the issue. "I've read the report in the newspapers, what I saw in the clips was disgusting. I've asked for a report and will certainly take action on it."
'The Observer' report says that the Jarawa tribes in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are being lured with food to dance for tourists, according to a report. The report says that what's being called a 'human safari' is conducted under the supervision of the policemen.
'The Observer' also released a video, which shows the tribals being forced to dance, allegedly after a bribe was paid to a policeman.
Such safaris brazenly flout laws that prohibit close contact with the rare tribals and photographing them. There are just 403 surviving members of the Jarawa tribe who live in reserve forests on south Andaman.
The Supreme Court had ordered that the Andaman Trunk Road be closed down in 2002. But in 2004, the Jarawa policy had recommended that the road should be open, but have limited traffic. The issue remained unsolved after that.
The Jarawas are one of the indigenous people of the Andaman Islands and in 1998 they started to venture out of the jungles. In 2007, the government created a buffer zone to protect the Jarawas from outside contact and exploitation. The Jarawas are said to be descendants of some of the first humans to move out of Africa.

Andaman Islands: Police involvement in human safaris exposed

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 5:05 pm
Press Release: Survival International

January 9, 2012
Police involvement in 'human safaris' exposed in the Andaman Islands
The scandal, first exposed by Survival International in 2010, involves tourists using an illegal road to enter the reserve of the Jarawa tribe. Tour companies and cab drivers 'attract' the Jarawa with biscuits and sweets.
The Observer has obtained a video showing a group of Jarawa women being ordered to dance for tourists by a policeman, who had reportedly accepted a £200 bribe to take them into the reserve.
One tourist has previously described a similar trip: 'The journey through tribal reserve was like a safari ride as we were going amidst dense tropical rainforest and looking for wild animals, Jarawa tribals to be specific'.
In recent weeks the Islands' administration has again ruled out closing the road, known as theAndaman Trunk Road – but revealed for the first time that it plans to open an alternative route by sea to bypass most of the Jarawa reserve.
Survival International has called for tourists to boycott the road, which the Supreme Court ordered closed in 2002. Working with a local organization, SEARCH, Survival has distributed leaflets to tourists arriving at the Islands' airport warning of the dangers of using the road.
Survival International's Director Stephen Corry said today, 'This story reeks of colonialism and the disgusting and degrading 'human zoos' of the past. Quite clearly, some people's attitudes towards tribal peoples haven't moved on a jot. The Jarawa are not circus ponies bound to dance at anyone's bidding.'
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1201/S00127/andaman-islands-police-involvement-in-human-safaris-exposed.htm

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The report goes on to say that the beauty of the forest functions merely as a backdrop for tourists on safari. The goal of the trip is to seek out the Jarawa, a reclusive tribe only recently contacted. The Jarawa tribe has 403 members, who are trusting ...

Andaman asked about semi-naked dance

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The website said the Jarawa tribe has lived in peace in the Andaman Islands for thousands of years but tour companies are now running safaris through their jungle. Wealthy tourists pay police to make the women - usually naked - dance for their ...

Andaman women have to dance naked for food

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And the inflow of tourists has only gone up in the recent past thanks to tour companies that run safaris through jungles on the islands every day. In the video shot by a tourist, a police officer not seen in the video is heard telling the Jarawawomen ...

Tribals 'forced to dance' for visitors

Times Now.tv - ‎4 hours ago‎
A video -- showing how tourists are exploiting the Jarawa tribes of Andaman -- throwing coins and food at them, forcing them to dance for the entertainment of the utterly uncivilised -- has shocked the country. Activists have now demanding an immediate ...

The Jarawa

Poachers threaten survival of Jarawa tribe
The Jarawa chose to resist contact with all outsiders until 1998. Now, they are under serious threat. Poachers are camping for days at a time in their forest, and local authorities have defied an order from India's supreme court to close the road that cuts through the Jarawa's reserve.
In 1999 and 2006, the Jarawa suffered outbreaks of measles – a disease that has wiped out many tribes worldwide following contact with outsiders.
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  • The Jarawa

  • Poachers threaten survival of Jarawa tribe
  • The Jarawa chose to resist contact with all outsiders until 1998. Now, they are under serious threat. Poachers are camping for days at a time in their forest, and local authorities have defied an order from India's supreme court to close the road that cuts through the Jarawa's reserve.
  • In 1999 and 2006, the Jarawa suffered outbreaks of measles – a disease that has wiped out many tribes worldwide following contact with outsiders.
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  2. Jarawa people (Andaman Islands) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  4. The Jarawa (Hindi: जारवा, also Järawa, Jarwa) are one of the adivasi indigenous peoples of the Andaman Islands. Their present numbers are estimated at ...
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  10. 18 Feb 2010 – This photo from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East is titled 'Jarawasin Andaman'.
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  13. JARAWA of ANDAMAN ISLANDS. - The Supreme Court of India protects their rights to their land and forests. Jarawas3.jpg (82652 bytes) Photo courtesy ...


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  26. Tribes of India: Jarawa Tribes of Andaman

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  28. 2 Jul 2009 – It is believed that the ancestors of Jarawa tribes were part of the migrated people out of Africa. Jarawa tribes of Andaman still hunt pigs and ...
  29. Andaman Nicobar Tourism : : Know Andaman > Indigeous Tribes

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  31. They are i) Great Andamanese of Strait Island ii) Onges of Little Andaman iii) Jarawasof South and Middle Andaman iv) Sentinelese of Sentinel Islands, and ...
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  33. 8 Apr 2008 – Two women from the Jarawa people. These near pygmy sized 'Negrito' people live on the Andaman and Nicobar islands south of Myanmar.
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Human safaris exploit Jarawas with cops' aid

TNN | Jan 11, 2012, 06.52AM IST

NEW DELHI: Shocking video has emerged of naked Jarawa tribals in the Andaman islands being made to dance before tourists for food and money during the course of 'human safaris' organized by operators in connivance with local authorities.

According to a report in the UK-based 'Observer' newspaper, which also released the footage taken by its reporter, the safaris brazenly flout laws that prohibit close contact with the tribals and photographing them.

There are just 403 surviving members of the Jarawa who live in reserve forests on south Andaman. The hunting-gathering tribals started making contact with the outside world only in the late 1990s. Experts say they are vulnerable to disease and sexual exploitation by outsiders.

The video shows a policeman, posted to protect the tribals, urging Jarawa women to dance after telling them he would give them food. The report describes tourists throwing bananas and biscuits to the tribals at the roadside, "as they would to animals in a safari park". It's alleged that the local police have taught them to beg and take away the money collected by the tribals in return for tobacco, which they never previously used, and food.

The tribe is believed to be descendants of some of the first humans to move out of Africa. The men hunt pigs and turtles with bows and arrows and the women gather fruit and honey. The dead are left under a tree and later the bones used as good luck charms. The tribals started venturing out of the forest in 1998.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Human-safaris-exploit-Jarawas-with-cops-aid/articleshow/11443708.cms

Safaris threaten Jarawa tribe's fragile existence

Gethin Chamberlain
Jan 8, 2012
"Take photograph, take, take, take." The safari driver is turning in his seat, speaking urgently. "Jarawa," he says, pointing ahead at two women who have stepped out of the forest into the road in front of the car.
Their faces are painted with intricate patterns of dried mud and they are naked from the waist up, carrying short, metal-tipped spears and baskets on their backs. One of the women approaches the car, leans in through the open window, hand outstretched. The driver, alarmed, stands on the accelerator and the car lurches forwards; moments later, the women are gone, back into the jungle, back to their own world.
The driver - his name is Guddu - is excited. "Did you get?" he asks. "If you not get picture, I give you. I have video, too."
This is what the tourists who join the human safaris pay for, this glimpse into another world, a ticket to travel back in time. Here on the Andaman Trunk Road (ATR), which runs through the virgin forest that is home to the Jarawa tribe, the 21st century meets the Stone Age.
Every day the safaris roll through, vast convoys of up to 160 cars and 25 or more buses packed with tourists who have paid anything from Rs3,500 (Dh250) upwards to catch a glimpse of a tribe who only started to emerge from the jungle in 1998.
The Jarawa live in a 1,021-square-kilometre reserve of virgin territory on the island of South Andaman, a tourist paradise set in the Bay of Bengal, belonging to India but closer to Myanmar. They once shunned all outsiders, using their bows and arrows to attack those who tried to make contact. Now they are taking their first tentative steps towards the outside world; they are trusting, innocent and vulnerable. Their innocence is their undoing. Guddu takes out his phone and flicks through it looking for the video. He presses play. There are five young women in the picture and a voice is telling them to dance. "Nacho, nacho [dance, dance]," the voice says. The girls - little more than children, really - jiggle, clap and sway. They are naked apart from red string skirts. They finish and the voice exhorts them to greater effort. "Nacho, nacho."
There are other videos that pass between the drivers and the tourists. In one, another group of young women are also being asked to dance. "Dance, karo na," a voice says and the camera points at a young woman naked but for a bag of yellow grain that she clutches in front of her groin.
The voice is that of a policeman. So, too, is the voice in Guddu's video. The policemen are posted along the road to protect the young women and the rest of the tribe. It costs about Rs15,000 (Dh1,050) to bribe them to get the girls to perform for the cameras. Well-heeled tourists club together and pay eagerly.
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Every day hundreds of cars line up in front of the gate into the reserve, waiting for their chance. A sign next to the gate lists the times of the convoys - four a day, each way, one roughly every three hours. Another sign lists the rules: no pictures, no contact, nothing that could harm the fragile Jarawa, already struggling to come to grips with the diseases of the outside world which have beset them since they started, tentatively, to come out of the jungle.
The signs mean nothing: the tour operators have assured their passengers that they will get their chance.
The Vyas Brothers shop stands on the edge of the main shopping area of Port Blair, the capital of the Andamans. It sells various handicraft items, some small wooden Jarawa figurines. Rajesh Vyas is behind the counter, explaining how he can arrange for the police to help fix up a meeting. It will cost between Rs10,000 and Rs15,000 for the police alone, another Rs10,000 to Rs15,000 on top of that for everything else - car, driver, some gifts for the Jarawa, biscuits, snacks. It is guaranteed, he promises. For a smaller sum, he will provide a driver who will try to slow down long enough for pictures to be taken. A deal is struck for the latter. Next page

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Jarawa people (Andaman Islands)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Total population
approx. 250-300 (estimate)
Regions with significant populations
western side of South Andaman and Middle Andaman Islands (India)
Languages
Jarawa, classified in the Ongan branch ofAndamanese languages
Religion
indigenous beliefs, details unknown
Related ethnic groups
other indigenous Andamanese peoples, particularly Onge

The Jarawa (Hindi: जारवा, also Järawa, Jarwa) are one of the adivasi indigenous peoples of the Andaman Islands. Their present numbers are estimated at between 250-350 individuals. Since they have largely shunned interactions with outsiders, many particulars of their society,culture and traditions are poorly understood. Their name means "foreigners" or "hostile people" in Aka-Bea.

[edit]Prehistory and origins

Along with other indigenous Andamanese peoples, they have inhabited the islands for at least several thousand years, and most likely a great deal longer. The Andaman Islands have been known to outsiders since antiquity; however, until quite recent times they were infrequently visited, and such contacts were predominantly sporadic and temporary. For the greater portion of their history their only significant contact has been with other Andamanese groups; the experience of such a lengthy period of isolation almost completely lacking in external cultural influences is equaled by few other groups in the world, if at all[citation needed].
There is some indication that the Jarawa regarded the now-extinct Jangil tribe as a parent tribe from which they split centuries or millennia ago, even though the Jarawa outnumbered (and eventually out-survived) the Jangil.[1] The Jangil (also called the Rutland Island Aka Bea) were presumed extinct by 1931, sixteen years prior to Indian independence.[2]

[edit]Contact, settlements and dislocation

Comparative map showing distributions of various Andamanese tribes in the Andaman Islands - early 1800s versus present-day (2004). Notables:
(a) Rapid depopulation of the original southeastern Jarawa homeland in the 1789-1793 period
(b) Onge and Great Andamaneseshrinkage to isolated settlements
(c) Complete Jangil extinction by 1931
(d) Jarawa move to occupy depopulated former west coast homeland of the Great Andamanese
(e) Only the Sentinelese zone is somewhat intact
Before the 19th century, the Jarawa homelands were located in the southeast part of South Andaman Island and nearby islets. With the establishment of the initial British settlement, these are suspected to have been largely depopulated by disease shortly after 1789.[3] The Great Andamanese tribes were similarly decimated by disease, alcoholism and alleged British government-sponsored destruction,[4]leaving open the western areas which the Jarawa gradually made their new homeland. The immigration of mainland Indian and Karen (Burmese) settlers, beginning about two centuries ago, accelerated this process. Prior to their initiating contact with settled populations in 1997, they were noted for vigorously maintaining their independence and distance from external groups, actively discouraging most incursions and attempts at contact. Since 1998, they have been in increasing contact with the outside world and have increasingly been the choosers of such contact. All contact, especially with tourists, remains extremely dangerous to the Jarawa due to the risk of disease.[5] Of the remaining Andamanese peoples, only the Sentinelese have been able to maintain a more isolated situation, and their society and traditions persist with little variance from their practices they observed before the first significant contacts were made. Today the Jarawa are in regular contact with the outside world through settlements on the fringes of their Reserve, through daily contact with outsiders along the Andaman Trunk Road and at jetties, marketplaces and hospitals near the road and at settlements near the reserve, with some children even showing up at mainstream schools and asking to be educated along with settler children.[6]

[edit]Impact of the Great Andaman Trunk Road

The biggest threat to the Jarawa in recent years came from the building of the Great Andaman Trunk Road through their newer western forest homeland in the 1970s.[7][8] In late 1997, some Jarawa started coming out of their forest to visit nearby settlements for the first time. Within months a seriousmeasles epidemic broke out.[citation needed] Later, in 2006 the Jarawa suffered another outbreak of measles.[citation needed] There were however, no reported deaths.
The impact of the highway, in addition to widespread encroachment, poaching and commercial exploitation of Jarawa lands, caused a lawsuit to be filed with the Calcutta High Court, which has jurisdiction over the islands. The case escalated to the Supreme Court of India as a Public Interest Litigation (or PIL). The Society for Andaman and Nicobar Ecology, the Bombay Natural History Society and Pune-based Kalpavrikshjoined in the petition, resulting in a landmark High Court judgment in 2001, directing the administration to take steps to protect the Jarawa from encroachment and contact, as well as preemptively ruling out any program that involved relocating the Jarawa to a new reservation. Planned extensions of the highway were also prohibited by the court.[9] However, the Light of Andamans editorialized that the changes to the Jarawa were likely irreversible and should have been assessed more thoroughly before the road was built.[7]

[edit]Impact of tourism

A major problem is the volume of sightseeing tours that are operated by private companies, where tourists view, photograph or otherwise attempt interactions with Jarawas, who are often begging by the highway. These are illegal under Indian law, and in March 2008, the Tourism Department of the Andaman and Nicobar administration issued a fresh warning to tour operators that attempting contact with Jarawas, photographing them, stopping vehicles while transiting through their land or offering them rides were prohibited under the Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Regulation, 1956, and would be prosecuted under a strict interpretation of the statute.[10] It has been alleged, however, that these rules are openly being flouted with over 500 tourists being taken to view Jarawas daily by private tour operators, while technically being shown as transiting to legitimate destinations and resulting in continuing daily interaction between the Jarawa and day tourists inside the reserve area.[10]
In 2006, the Indian travel company Barefoot had established a resort 3 km distant from the Jarawa reserve. The development was the subject of a recent court case brought by a small section of Andaman authorities who wanted to stop the resort, and appealed against a Calcutta High Court ruling allowing it to continue.[11] Barefoot won that case.

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  1. ^ Maurice Vidal Portman (1898), Notes on the Languages of the South Andaman Group of Tribes, Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Government of India, "... 'Jangil' is here used for 'Ancestors.' I found that this word was used by the very ancient Aka-Bea-da for the name of the hostile inland tribe in the South Andaman, who are now known as Jarawas and who belong to the Onge group of tribes."
  2. ^ George van Driem (2001), Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region : Containing an Introduction to the Symbiotic Theory of Language, BRILL, ISBN 9004120629, "... The Aka-Kol tribe of Middle Andaman went extinct by 1921. The Oko-Juwoi of Middle Andaman and the Aka-Bea of South Andaman and Rutland Island were extinct by 1931. The Akar-Bale of Ritchie's Archipelago, the Aka-Kede of Middle Andaman and the A-Pucikwar of South Andaman Island soon followed. By 1951, the census counted a total of only 23 Greater Andamanese and 10 Sentinelese. That means that just ten men, twelve women and one child remained of the Aka-Kora, Aka-Cari and Aka-Jeru tribes of Greater Andaman and only ten natives of North Sentinel Island ..."
  3. ^ Sita Venkateswar (2004), Development and Ethnocide: Colonial Practices in the Andaman Islands, IWGIA, ISBN 8791563046, "... As I have suggested previously, it is probable that some disease was introduced among the coastal groups by Lieutenant Colebrooke and Blair's first settlement in 1789, resulting in a marked reduction of their population. The four years that the British occupied their initial site on the south-east of South Andaman were sufficient to have decimated the coastal populations of the groups referred to as Jarawa by the Aka-bea-da ..."
  4. ^ Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Francesco Cavalli-Sforza (1995), The Great Human Diasporas: The History of Diversity and Evolution, Basic Books, ISBN 0201442310, "... Contact with whites, and the British in particular, has virtually destroyed them. Illness, alcohol, and the will of the colonials all played their part; the British governor of the time mentions in his diary that he received instructions to destroy them with alcohol and opium. He succeeded completely with one group. The others reacted violently ..."
  5. ^ Jarawa, 2009, retrieved 2009-07-06, "... The principal threat to the Jarawa's existence comes from encroachment onto their land, which was sparked by the building of a highway through their forest in the 1970s. The road brings settlers, poachers and loggers, who steal the tribe's game and expose them to disease..."
  6. ^ Jarawa"primitives" and welfare politics in the Andaman Islands by Dr. Vishvajit Pandya 2 June 2007http://www.andaman.org/BOOK/originals/PandyaWelfare/pandya-jarawawelfare.htm "The early history of Jarawa hostility towards outsiders was brought to a gradual end by a series of friendly contacts by the Indian administration which continued till 1998-99 when the Jarawa community on its own came in close sustained contact with the outside world. Despite the changing trajectories of the history of contact between Jarawas and outsiders, what remains significantly unchanged are perceptions of the Jarawa from colonial to post-colonial times." "The Jarawa no longer loiter on the roadside, waiting for charity from passing people. They now allow themselves to be photographed against payment in kind. The ATR has changed the Jarawa and made them conscious that they are objects of discipline for the administration or commodities for gawking tourists in search of the "exotic" in the Andamans. This understanding has helped them to negotiate situations involving outsiders with increasing confidence." "Jarawa seeking medical help are moved to the local medical establishments at once. It is no longer a situation of outsiders trying to convince Jarawa to come out and seek medical assistance. They do so willingly at their own initiative" "These Jarawa, as has been experienced, are very friendly, speak Hindi very fluently and regularly visit the local inhabitants for food. It has also been observed that a group of about 80 Jarawa who regularly visit the Tirur area are so friendly with the people that a few of the Jarawa children recently approached the local teacher for admission in the school as they had observed other children studying in the school".
  7. ^ a b "Editorial: After ATR what?", The Light of Andamans, 6 Jan 2006, Vol 32, Issue 2, "... The Great Andaman Trunk Road was constructed over the dead bodies of the APWD mazdoors, the Jarawas and the bush police personnel ... The road is mired in controversy, a very serious one at that ... the Jarawas have gone through a churning. They have acquired all, almost all, the vices of civilization. They have taken to eating rice and dal, taking tobacco and gutka and maybe even submitting to sexual exploitation whether by choice or due to allurement. They too have gone too far. The irony is: nobody knows how to save the tribe. Nobody is sure closing the ATR would save them. Yet they have to maintain the position. If the tribal civilization disintegrates even after closing the road, it is nobody's loss; except the islanders. Barring a few, the tribal rights activists don't belong to the islands ..."
  8. ^ Anvita Abbi (2006), Endangered Languages of the Andaman Islands, Lincom Europa, "... The building of the Andaman Grand Trunk road has exposed Jarawas to the city dwellers and exploitation. Their fish catch and game are bought for a simple packet of biscuits. Jarawa children have become very fond of biscuits and loiter on the street to il;jyhniomoijsatisfy their desire from visiting tourists. These are highly endangered tribes, yet a slight increase in the population such as an increase from 19 in 1961 to 50 [refer to the table 2 given above] of Great Andamanese builds some hope. Nine days after giant waves struck the Little Andaman Island, a child was born at a relief camp at soccer stadium and the Ongre tribe of hunters and gatherers took a step away from extinction. Post-Tsunami life for tribes is varied. While Jarawas are least affected by the calamity ..."
  9. ^ "The road to destruction", India Together, retrieved 2008-11-19, "... In 1998, in an issue relating to excessive logging activities in Little Andaman and the danger posed to the Onge tribe, the Pune-based environmental action group Kalpavriksh, the Port Blair-based SANE and the Mumbai-based Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) filed a writ petition before the Kolkata High Court. The administration stonewalled it. It was argued that the matter could be taken up only in the Supreme Court, and the case landed there ..."
  10. ^ a b "जारवा के इलाकों में पयर्टकों का प्रवेश बंद (Tourists' entry to Jarawa areas forbidden)", oneIndia.in, 2008-03-05, retrieved 2008-11-24, "... इस आदेश का उल्लंघन करने वाले आपरेटरों के खिलाफ कड़ी कानूनी कार्रवाई की जायेगी. बयान में कहा गया कि यह जनजाति क्षेत्र केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश के प्रोटेक्श्न आफ एबोआरिजिनल ट्राइब्स रेगुलेशन एक्ट (1956) के अतंगर्त आते हैं (Violators will be prosecuted strictly. These tribal areas fall under the purview of the union territory's Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Regulation, 1956)... अंडमान ट्रंक रोड (एटीआर) पर पर्यटकों को ले जाते समय वाहनों को रोका नहीं जाये और न ही जारवा जनजाति के लोगों को अपने वाहन में बैठाया जाये. उन्हें यह भी कहा गया कि वे यह भी ध्यान रखे कि न तो जारवा जनजाति के फोटो लिये जाये और न ही उनकी वीडियोग्राफी की जाये (Vehicles in which tourists are transit via the ATR are not permitted to stop or offer rides to Jarawa tribal members. Photography and videography of Jarawas is prohibited) ... गणेशन ने कहा कि आधिकारिक तौर पर यह दिखाया जाता है कि पर्यटकों को एटीआर होकर बारातंत द्वीप की सैर कराई जाती है ... हर रोज करीब पांच सौ से अधिक पर्यटकों (Ganeshan said that, while on paper tourists are shown as transiting to Baratang Island ... over 500 are being taken to view Jarawas every day) ...."
  11. ^ Indian Luxury Resort Endangers Isolated Jarawa Tribe, retrieved 2009-07-03, "The survival of the Jarawa tribe, on the Andaman Islands in India, is threatened by the construction of a luxury resort ..."

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Andaman tribals exploited for food, made to dance naked!Just Learn How they BEHAVED with Aborigine Indigenous Mulnivasi Bahujan as Human safaris exploit Jarawas with cops' aid!A shocking video of the endangered Andaman tribal people, including their women folks who live uncovered waist up, dancing to entertain tourists published by the British newspapers The Observer and The Guardian has created a controversy with the authorities in the archipelago coming under attack from all quarters now.