Naked dance video row: Chidambaram visits Jarawa tribals

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Port Blair, Jan 24: After the much controversy over semi-naked dance performance of the Jarawa tribals to entertain some tourists, Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram finally visited the place where the video was shot in 2008. Chidambaram along with Bhopinder Singh, who is the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on Monday, Jan 23 visited Chaudhury Ghumai.

The region, where almost 400 Jarawa tribals inhabit, has been declared as a restrictive area and tourists are barred from contacting with the tribals. However, recently it was reported that tourists are still visiting the restricted area in Andaman and Nicobar island and several travel companies are making revenue with their offers to visit such places.

The Guardian recently reported that the travel companies offer the tourists to experience to see the world's last primitive tribes up close in their natural environment and to enter into a new world to make their holidays adventurous.

The controversy raised when 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.

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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