New Delhi: Six months after the shocking video of Jarawa tribes surfaced in the media, the Supreme Court has passed orders banning tourist activities close to tribal areas in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

In January, two UK newspapers had released a controversial video film showing scantily-clad Jarawa tribal women dancing for tourists in return for food and money.

Taking action on the matter Cabinet had approved the promulgation of a law last month that brings into effect SC order in buffer zone around 5-km radius of Jarawa tribal settlements.

Mala Dixit

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