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ATR Closure: NGOs May Release More Jarawa Video

PORT BLAIR: There are possibilities that some foreign NGOs may be in possession of some more old video footages of Jarawa and may selectively release them for sensationalising of Andaman Trunk

Published: 07th February 2012 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:51 PM   |  A+A-

PORT BLAIR: There are possibilities that some foreign NGOs may be in possession of some more old video footages of Jarawa and may selectively release them for sensationalising of Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) issue, Superintendent of Police of South Andaman district SBS Tyagi said here on Monday.

Speaking to Express here, he said, “They may release these videos with an ulterior aim of putting pressure for the closure of ATR.

“There is a concerted effort by certain interests to pressurise the government of India for the closure of the ATR without appreciating the inherent issues,” the SP said.

The statement came from the side of Andaman and Nicobar police after  Observer, a London-based newspaper, published details of two new videos of alleged ‘Human Safari’ in Andamans.

“The administration has already stated that irrespective of the vintage of the video footage of Jarawa tribes taken by some unscrupulous elements is highly deplorable and a condemnable act. It has also warned the tour operators to desist from promoting the Jarawa tourism on their websites and any violations of Jarawa Policy will be strictly dealt with’’, the SP added.



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