Andaman tribals exploited for food, made to dance naked


New Delhi, Jan 11: 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.

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.

Such contact with tribals also violate laws that prohibit any close contact with the rare tribals and capturing them through pictures.

In 2002, the Supreme Court ordered that the Andaman Trunk Road be closed down, however in 2004, it recommeded that the road be opened with limited traffic. The issue has remained unresolved till now.

The Jarawas are believed to be the descendants of early humans to move out of Africa and chose to remain isolated in their habitat in the Andaman Islands. [Read MoreJarawa video old claims police, government orders probe].

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