India: Police warn tour operators against offering illegal tours to view Narawa tribe

Posted on January 24, 2012 • Filed under: India, Tourist Arrested, Tourist Warning

The Andaman and Nicobar police have warned tour operators of stern action if they resort to ‘Jarawa Tourism’ by offering tourists any glimpse of the near extinct tribe as part of their package. This follows advertisements appearing on the Internet about agents, tour operators and drivers offering such packages to woo tourists. “The police will take stringent action against such operators and practices,” said SB Deol, Director General of Police, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He said the word ‘Jarawa’ appearing on the website of any tour operator would lead to an immediate case being registered and arrests of those concerned.
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