C THE JARAWAS
GLOBAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
All we ask is that you fill in the form to sign. We do not ask for donations, and we will NEVER sell your personal details. We want to bring together as many people as possible to force the Indian government to protect the Jarawa.
To Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Damodardas Modi, Indian Minister of Tribal Affairs Mr Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava, AAJVS President Mr Nabanita Ganguly and Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Mr Ajay Kumar Singh:
“The Jarawa, the most ancient people in the world, is being endangered by your government’s policies. Whereas the Jarawa told us that they do not wish to join the Indian community and that they want to continue to live far from our world, you are denying them the right to choose their own future by pushing them to assimilate.
As citizens from around the world, we request that you close the Andaman Trunk Road that cuts through their forest, fight effectively against the poachers who continue to plunder their game and regularly report on the situation of the Jarawa and the consequences of your actions for them. We request that you provide all the necessary guarantees so that the Jarawa may continue to live as they wish.”