Tourists will now not be able to use this road that goes to Limestone cave in the island, as it falls in a prohibited zone. However, those who live to the North of the Island or in areas within the reserve and government officials will be allowed to pass through the area.
The directive comes after the outrage last year over a video that surfaced showing women belonging to the Jarawa tribe being paid to dance for some tourists. The video had caused much consternation, with the Central government seeking a report from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration on the alleged exploitation of the tribals.
The Supreme Court in July last year had banned all commercial and tourism activities within a five-kilometre radius around the Jarawa Tribal Reserve in the islands.
This, however, is an interim order and the court will take up the case on February 26.
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