Amid police efforts to recover Chau’s body, concern grows for Sentinalese tribe

conservationists have now gone ahead and said that the rights and the desires of the Sentinelese need to be respected

With the local administration is still looking for ways to recover the body of the American missionary Allen Chau, the conservationists are an antagoninzed lot.

The conservationists have now gone ahead and said that the rights and the desires of the Sentinelese need to be respected.

Many of them opined that there is nothing is to be achieved by escalating the conflict and tension.

It need be mentioned that police too have been assuring that they will avoid any kind of confrontation with the Sentinelese and are still seeking opinion from experts to better have an understanding of the tribe.

Police have used a helicopter and a ship to get close to the protected island but failed to spot Chau’s body or identify the place where he was killed.

It also needs to be mentioned that the law prohibits anybody from going there (North Sentinel Island) and that a murder case has been filed which must be investigated.

Recovering the body could take days, if it happens at all, as authorities insist they cannot disturb the tribe or their habitat in the highly sensitive zone.

In a 13-page diary left behind by Mr Chau, he described how he managed to hoodwink the police, the Navy and the Coast Guard before reaching the island.

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