India 'human safaris' threaten ancient tribe





Indian travel companies are running "human safari tours" to enable tourists to glimpse members of a rare and endangered tribe with whom contact is illegal, a campaign group said Wednesday.

Survival International, which campaigns on behalf of tribal groups worldwide, said it had found eight travel groups on India's tropical Andaman Islands promoting tours to see the indigenous Jarawa people.

Under Indian laws designed to protect ancient tribal groups susceptible to outside influence and disease, photographing or coming into contact with the Jarawa is illegal....



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