India Supreme Court 'reverses order' to ban 'human safaris'

ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA—India’s Supreme Court reportedly reversed its previous ‘interim order’ to ban ‘human safaris’ in the Andaman on March 5, 2013, dealing a major blow to the campaign against the controversial tours.

Before the interim order, hundreds of tourists traveled along the illegal Andaman Trunk Road every day in the hope of seeing the isolated Jarawa tribe. Tourists used to throw biscuits or force Jarawa women to dance for food. The January order had reduced the number of vehicles entering the Jarawa reserve by around two thirds.

Tour operators in the Andamans are reportedly prepar...