The Andaman Islands are home to a aboriginal tribe. This tribe which number about 400 have been inhabitating these islands for thousands of years. Perhaps these aboriginal tribes would have continued living in the islands and nobody would have noticed, but for a video that surfaced in London. The videa showed some half naked tribal women dancing and begging for food. This was a clear case of exploitation.
The Jarawas plight was highlighted and the home minister Chidambram stepped in. He flew down to the Andaman islands on 21 Jan 2011 and examined all aspects including the plight of the Jarawas.There was a follow up by the police and 2 operators incuding a taxy driver who had ferried the foreign tourists were arrested.
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The Jarawas are a rare aboriginal specis of man and its important that they be looked after. Such a tribe is rare in the anthropoligical history of the world. The Jarawas lived in isolation for thousands of years and now are in touch with Indians and tourists. One hopes that the Jarawas can live their normal life and don't become extinct as the dodo.