Jarwa tribals lured to dance naked: Major clue on video

Jarwa Tribals
New Delhi, Jan 18: A major lead has been recovered regarding the semi-naked dance of women belong to Jarwa tribals in Andaman and Nicobar. Police along with Defence establishment found that the video was shot in September-October 2008 and it also has been claimed that the information about the person, who was featured in the video, also has been figured out.

According to sources, police also sought help from an organisation - Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti (AAJVS) who helped the cops to identify the women who were lured to dance semi-naked in front of the tourists. [UPDATE: First arrest in Jarawa tribes naked dance video case]

Here it can be recalled that the Andaman police earlier had claimed that the video is old and blamed a British journalist for forcing the tribals to dance.

The Home Ministry had already ordered a probe into the matter and asked for a status report on the case. However, according to SB Deol, Andaman DGP the video released by The Observer is a 10-year-old, made in the year 2002.

Coming as a shocker to many, The Observer reported that the Jarwas in Andaman were being made to dance by the police in return for food.

Sources also reveal that the whole operation 'human safari' was being overseen by the police. 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 recommended 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.

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