16November2018

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Opinion

Is A&N Islands only about Environment, Forests, Wildlife, Endemic Flora, Fauna and Tribes?

Andaman and Nicobar Islands used to be a place appreciated for peaceful coexistence, untill a cat named Buffer Zone (BZ) was let out of the bag on 08/12/2010, ie the day Buffer Zone was implemented in select areas of Andaman Islands. Since then islanders, especially settlers from North and Middle Andamans are having sleepless nights for the reason - the controversial Buffer Zone Notification ex post facto brought 31 historically settled revenue villages into its ambit, that too without public discussion. 

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  • Written by Debkumar Bhadra