Two French filmmakers have been booked on the charge of trespassing into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve in the Andaman islands and filming a documentary on the threatened aboriginal tribe.
Andaman and Nicobar administration has ordered for a detailed inquiry into the recent media reports, which alleged that the Jarawa tribe women were being sexually exploited by poachers for alcohol and marijuana.
Supreme Court on Monday restrained tourists from using Trunk Road, which connects Port Blair with the Greater Nicobar, saying that it passes through a tribal reserve area inhabited by Jarawa tribals.
Population of the Jarawas who are one of the hunting-gathering Negrito tribes of Andaman Islands has gone
from 240 in 2001 to 383 in 2011.
SBS Tyagi, who led the team probing the episode of
dancing of Jarawa tribal women before tourists, has
been awarded the President`s Police Medal.
The controversy had erupted over a footage showing semi-naked Jarawa women allegedly being asked to dance before tourists for food.
The Andaman and Nicobar
administration today said that it would serve legal notice on
two Delhi-based TV channels telecasting a video footage
showing a group of tribal women being ordered to dance.
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