Please join our weekly vigil to demand that India act now to save the Jarawa from extinction.
WHERE? India House, Aldwych, London
WHEN? Every Tuesday from October 10th - 12.30pm - 2pm
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? The Indian authorities' policy acknowledges the need to protect Jarawa land from poachers, and recognises their rights to live on their land in the way they choose. In 2002, the Supreme Court of India ordered that the Andaman Trunk Road that cuts through their land should be closed. However, the road remains open, and there appears to be little practical effort to safeguard the Jarawa and their land from outsiders. The only hope for the Jarawa is that these policies are implemented fully and without delay. If poaching and the creation of dependency are not checked, the authorities' groundbreaking recognition of the Jarawa's right to decide their own future will be meaningless, and they will have no hope for an independent future.
Please join us and help make our protest a powerful statement. For directions, please see the following link: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=530679&y=180971&z