Apex court bars tourism near Jarawa tribal reserve

July 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court has barred any commercial and tourism activity either by the government or private operators within a five km radius of the Jarawa tribal reserve in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

An apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya in their order Monday said that any breach of this restriction would amount to contempt of court.

The court said this while referring to the notification issued by the Lt. Governor Andaman and Nicobar Islands which declared as a “buffer zone” an area of five km radius around the reserve.

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