To protect or to prosecute: Andaman police in dilemma over a child's murder in protected Jarawa tribe

To protect or to prosecute: Andaman police in dilemma over a child's murder in protected Jarawa tribe

Police and administration in a South Andaman Island are caught in a situation where they have to decide between the constitutional perspective: “Nobody is above the law” and  maintaining the “purity and sanctity of the society” of the isolated Jarawa tribe. 

Mar 15, 2016, 10:51 AM IST

'Andaman Islands authorities failed to end human safaris to Jarawa tribe'

A London-based charity on Monday alleged that Andaman Islands authorities have failed to end "human safaris" to the vulnerable Jarawa tribe by their self-imposed deadline of March 2015.

Apr 20, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

French filmmakers make secret documentary on Jarawa tribes, FIR filed

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.

Oct 24, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Inquiry on into alleged exploitation of Jarawa women

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.

Feb 11, 2014, 15:35 PM IST

Tourists barred from using road passing through Jarawa tribal area

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.

Jan 21, 2013, 21:25 PM IST

Jarawa population on the rise

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.

Feb 07, 2012, 00:12 AM IST

Cop who probed Jarawa case gets Prez Police medal

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.

Jan 26, 2012, 20:36 PM IST

Two arrested in Jarawa tribe video case

The controversy had erupted over a footage showing semi-naked Jarawa women allegedly being asked to dance before tourists for food.

Jan 24, 2012, 19:45 PM IST

A&N admin to serve notice to TV channels

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.

Jan 11, 2012, 15:19 PM IST