Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists

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  1. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists



    The Jarawa tribe have lived in peace in the Andaman Islands for thousands of years. Now tour companies run safaris through their jungle every day and wealthy tourists pay police to make the women - usually naked - dance for their amusement. This footage, filmed by a tourist, shows Jarawa women being told to dance by an off-camera police officer
     
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    Hmm....maybe the footage is incomplete but I don't understand what "forced" implied in the video title. That being said, these tribes need to be protected and the government should take this as a wake up call.
     
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    Saw it before, tourists paid the officer and were told to throw foods at the aboriginals who were vulnerable to outside 'civilisation'
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This type of behaviour is just not acceptable.

    The tourist operator and all those who are involved should be jailed forthwith because of prima facie evidence and let them fight their case in the Court thereafter.

    It will be a wake up call for the tourist operators and the administration which has shown propensity to be lax!
     
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    There is much more dirty news coming out on this subject of Jarawa tribes

    These tribal women are being forced to have free sex with local policemen or else they are threatened
    with dire consequences
     
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  8. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Disgusting..

    There is lack of law and order within Police and paramilitary community..
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    What is new in this

    In cities policemen target sex workers and bar girls for free sex

    In jungles they target tribal women

    Even female prisoners are not spared
     
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And the country just watches?

    Where are all the self righteous NGOs?
     
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  11. Nagraj

    Nagraj Regular Member

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    WTF !!! can you find any authentic link.
    i am anyways bored to death. i might as well screw these ass holes...
     
  12. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Any authentic link, Last time I saw such things in Bollywood movies..


    No all cities, AFAIK Mumbai is the place where it is heard..

    Cases happen in few places, Not some thing every day news as you sound..
     
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    This video is outright disgusting and a blot on humanity. What kind of people can stoop so low?
     
  14. Nagraj

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    @ Kunal yup actually its fashionable to put down law enforcer these days.
     
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    Its a shame to treat humans like dogs to dance for a packet of food.
     
  16. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Public Rating is the key word..
     
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    This is Disgusting !!

    Our Tribal Affairs Minister Claims that this video is 10 years Old !! and the Laws are Far strict in Andaman now with people have to seek Permit before Entering the areas where this Tribes Live , also having a Conversation or Taking Photos of this Tribes is not allowed
     
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    Well if this video is 10 yrs old then media has unnecessary sentimentalization but not pointing that out. there should a way to stop unecessary senstionization.
     
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    Andaman and Nicobar island administration face heat over Jarawa video

    Andaman and Nicobar island administration face heat over Jarawa video


    "Help us protect the Jarawa tribe," read a flier thrust into the hands by an over eager airport official at the Port Blair airport. Clearly the Andaman and Nicobar island administration is feeling the heat after a video of semi-naked Jarawa women being made to dance for scraps of food made international headlines.

    In the middle of a nationwide uproar, the Centre calling for an inquiry and the Andaman government in denial mode, HEADLINES TODAY tried to uncover the truth behind the now infamous 'human safari'.

    With Union home minister P. Chidambaram scheduled to visit Port Blair on January 21, the Andaman administration is on a shaky ground and wants this controversy to die down before his arrival. Initially, the government officials refused to open up about the controversy until the chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar islands stepped in.

    "We are going to take action against the person who shot the video," chief secretary Shakti Sinha said.

    "The Jarawa reserve belt is a highly sensitive zone. The government policy is of zero contact and action needs to be taken against the lawbreakers," he added.

    Quizzed as to why the government itself runs tourist buses on the Great Andaman Trunk Road where the controversial video clip was made, the chief secretary offered a lame excuse.

    "Tourists want to go to the Baratang island and this is the only route, the sea route is complicated."

    The chief secretary's claim was contradicted by locals campaigning to protect the Jarawa tribe.

    "The administration and the police know what is going on. Everybody knows the video clip is recent and real. The Great Andaman Trunk Road was opened after 1998. In 2002, the Supreme Court had ordered that the road be closed down, but the government doesn't care," Dennis Giles, editor of the Andaman Chronicle, said.

    Daily four convoys ply on the Great Andaman Trunk Road. On paper, tourists take the road to reach the island of Baratang. But the real draw happens to be the journey, a 50-kilometre stretch cutting through the Jarawa reserve zone, offering the possibility of a close encounter with one of the members of the tribe.

    The first convoy leaves around six in the morning. HEADLINES TODAY found 75-odd tourists already in front of the check post much before the appointed time.

    The excitement of spotting a Jarawa was palpable.

    "My tourist operator has promised we will be able to see the tribals. I hope they allow us to stop on the route," Amit Patil, who was travelling with his wife and two daughters, said.

    One of the tourists Ridhima was disappointed about the recent controversy surrounding the Jarawas.

    "Our driver says that with news channels running the story, the police will not allow us to stop and interact with the tribals. I wish I had come one week earlier," she lamented.

    Dr Abhijeet, who was making the trip for the second time said: "We went on Thursday but could not spot a single Jarawa. But our driver showed us a video of the Jarawas on his mobile phone." The driver claimed he had deleted the video when HEADLINES TODAY wanted to take a look at it.

    Surprising how he came in possession of such a video as a huge billboard warning tourists not to interact with the Jarawas or give them food could be found on the route to Baratang while a loud speaker blared that no videos or photos were allowed.


    Read more at: Andaman and Nicobar island administration face heat over Jarawa video : South News - India Today
     
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    Naked dance video row: Chidambaram visits Jarawa tribals

    Naked dance video row: Chidambaram visits Jarawa tribals


    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.

    Jarawa Tribal | Andaman and Nicobar | Naked Dance Video | Chidambaram | Tourism Company | Travel
     
  21. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    So the video is recent and real.
     

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