The islanders were marginalised at their own place. The Danish sold the islands to the United Kingdom as if they were entitled to do that, and the UK acted like it was entitled to make it a penal colony for people from India, where the UK acted like an entitled power too. The original people have been deported to an islet which is meant as a reservation, the archipelago is being prepared as a tourist destination. Guess who will be visiting...
More about the people of the Andaman islands here and here (in a sense disturbing pictures welcoming you).
- A call to help the surviving Andamanians.
- The fate of the Andamanians runs parallel with that of the Chagossians, for whom you should sign this petition.