The Jarawa are a tribe of people who live in the Andaman Islands off the coast of India. Until recently, there wasn't much known about them, except that they didn't really want to be bothered. In the 1970's, there was a highway being built in the middle of their territory, although the building of the highway was stopped due to protesting, it is still used in some parts. Because of this highway, outsiders have began to encroach of the Jarawa's territory. These outsiders are hunting the Jarawa's food, cutting down the trees in their area, and spreading diseases such as measles, which is rapidly killing off the Jarawa. Outsiders have also turned the Jarawa into a business by creating "human safaris". People can take tours of the Jarawa land in hopes that they will see some of the tribe members.
According to John Schertow, "An Indian Member of Parliament (MP) has called for the forced removal of all children from the Indigenous Jarawa People on Andaman Island, off the coast of India, so that they can be indoctrinated into living and behaving like Indian citizens". After the children behave like "Indian Citizens" they want to place them back with the Jarawa so other tribe members will start picking up on their new behaviors, and hopefully will become more "civilized".
Not many people know about the Jarawa and what they are facing, but it needs to stop.