Police to take action for Jarawa tourism ad: DGP

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 21:23

Port Blair: The Andaman & Nicobar Police
on Sunday said action will be taken against tour operators
offering trips to show members of the Jarawa tribe in the
union territory.

Advertisements have appeared on the Internet about
agents, tour operators and drivers offering such `packages` to
tourists and the police would henceforth adopt a `zero
tolerance` policy towards such practices, DGP SB Deol said in
a statement here.

There has been a lot of adverse publicity in national and
international press about `Jarawa tourism` in the Islands
following the controversy that erupted on Wednesday over a
footage showing semi-naked Jarawa women allegedly being
ordered to dance before tourists.

The DGP said the word `Jarawa` appearing on the website
of any tour advertisement would lead to an immediate case
being registered and arrests of those concerned.

Drivers and tour operators would be held responsible for
any contact of the tourists with the Jarawas, or any
infringement of rules.

Police personnel in the guise of tourists and genuine
tourists would be used to catch the agents, operators and
drivers offering `Jarawa tourism`, he said.

Possession of video clips of Jarawa tribals will lead
to immediate arrest, the statement said.

PTI

Possession of video clips of Jarawa tribals will lead
to immediate arrest, the statement said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 21:23

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