The Curious Case of North Sentinal Island in INDIA

The Curious Case of North Sentinal Island  in INDIA

India has banned this island for visitors to visit or attempting to make contact with the people of North sentinel island.

Going within three miles of this island is illegal.

Little is known about the island. Because large area is covered by forest and trees. And nobody can enter there. Too dangerous.

In the early 1100s, Rajendra Chola, one of the Chola kings conquered this island and used it as a naval base against Sriwijaya empire. Later when British were in India, one of the prisoners in Andaman and Nicobar island escaped from the prison and went near the north sentinel island. He was killed and hanged in the costal area in beach side of the island as warning signal. Coastal British guards found out about this and locals near Andaman and Nicobar were brought to speak to them. But they were also killed. Their language is different which nobody can understand.

Britishers somehow got five members of North sentinel island including 3 Children and brought them to Andaman island. The 2 adults died and 3 Children were in danger as they were vomiting and had headaches. The doctors treated and said “ they do not have immunity to common diseases like flu” so the British dropped the children back at their own island. Some huts were found by helicopters but they threw arrows at the helicopters whenever they tried to enter.

After Independence, in 2006 two Indian fishermen were caught by the inhabitants of the island and were killed. When Indian government tried to get their bodies, they threw arrows and stones at the helicopters. They couldn’t even get their bodies.

When tsunami came in 2004 , the Indian government tried to feed them through helicopters. But they again threw stones and arrows at the helicopters.

They had already shifted their places to higher areas before tsunami attacked their island. It is estimated that 40 to 400 might be living in North sentinel island.

Their immunity is very very less as compared to ours and they don’t understand our language and if anybody enters, they just kill. Their bodies are adapted to only their area. So Indian government declared this area asbanned area.

Contacts have been attempted in 1974, 1981, 1990, 2004, 2006, all failed by their arrows.

Legally, it is a part of Indian territory. But it has its own planet for 60,000 years.

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