BHARATI RULE IN GOA by A. Veronica Fernandes, Kuwait

The word liberation is a misnomer. The correct word should be the “CONQUEST” because according to the landmark judgment delivered by the highest court of India – The Supreme Court – on 19th December 1961 Goa was not liberated from the Portuguese but “Conquered” by Bharat from the Portuguese. Still to go one step further, a highly intellectual son of Goa, Fr. Philip Neri Mendonca, the then Principal of St. Joseph’s High School Arpora, Bardez, in his capacity as a layman and not as a Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, stated that “on 19th December 1961, Goa was invaded by Bharat and was not liberated”.
Bangladesh was liberated by Bharat and given to the sons and daughters of Bangladesh while Goa was not. Instead Goa was conquered and annexed to Bharat just as what Saddam Hussein did for Kuwait on 2nd August 1990 and annexed it to Iraq. Some Goan elders 50 years back said that Goa was “Robbed” from Goans by Nehru’s Bharat. Even some freedom fighters in Goa felt that Bharat should not have annexed Goa to it. And when I queried one of them further, he said that “WE AS FREEDOM FIGHTERS FROM GOA, ONLY WANTED ASSISTANCE FROM BHARAT TO GET RID OF PORTUGUESE FROM GOA INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST PORTUGUESE RULE IN GOA BUT NEVER TO LEGALISE GOA ILLEGALLY AS PART OF INDIA”.
What would be the fate of Goa if Bharat on 19th December 1961 had not to intervene millitarily in Goa leaving it as it was? Heaven would not fall. On the contrary it would have been a big blessing and booster for Goa and real Goans. A decade after Goa was annexed to Bharat by force, Slazarist regime lost power in Portugal and all its African colonies got independence on silver platter. In the same manner Goa would also get independence for Goans to decide their fate and future for the good of Goans and Goa. Goa had great sons and daughters then to guide and decide its destiny and they would rule Goa in a best possible way of course to the satisfaction of all Goans and not to the satisfaction of all the “Chor” and “Crimidor Ghanttis” and Ghanttised Goans.
The last Governador of Goa, Vassalo e Silva was a special appointee for Goa by Salazar who had great love for Goa and Goans. Salazar and his advisers thought in late fifties that something should be done for Goa so that all categories of Goans can become self sufficient and they can rely upon themselves for the development of their Goa. In view of this Salazar appropriately selected Governador Vassalo e Silva for this job in Goa. As a matter of fact, internally Governador Vassalo e Silva was anti-Salazar and anti-Dictator. As a step in right direction, Vassalo e Silva introduced a law in Goa in the late fifties to make Portuguese education compulsory for all Goan children attaining the age of 6 and it was to be imparted Free Of Charge. Till this time I and my other sisters were in English School studying English but because of this law, we were forced out from English School and inducted into Portuguese School otherwise there was a fine (multo) to pay to the tune of hundreds of Escudos (Portugese currency). This law was introduced by Portuguese Government to elevate the educational standard of Goans because it is thru education that makes a person advanced.
Agriculture was given a top priority. In my village saline water entered into our fields and spoiled the whole crop. Governador Silva himself came to check it near our Church, entered the field assisted by my father who was the “de facto” leader of “Xetkar & Zotkar” and walking personally checked the broken “Bandh” which led the saline water from the Sea to enter into the fields. Governador at times talked to my father asking some questions about this saline water and my father being fluent in Portuguese as none among his "Xetkar" tribe answered him well. Then the Governador spoke to the village elders and members of the Communidade and arranged to put things into order with a promise that “I will see to it that no crop is spoiled and wasted”. Similar exercise he did elsewhere in Goa to give a fillip to agriculture and Goan agriculturists. Then later on Governador came to our Communidade Hall and impressed upon the elders to give top priority for the development of Caju Plantation. We had behind the Church Caju plantation on the big mountainous land of Communidade and as a booster we got free of charge small Caju plants to develop there. This resulted in a big yield for us in our Caju fruits and Caju Nuts. Similar exercise was done elsewhere in Goa too to boost the Caju plantation in Goa, so also for other crops.
Then the same Governador seeing the potential of mining industry in Goa and its improvement issued a Circular to Goans settled outside Goa to come back and get employment in Goa only and in this direction he assured them jobs in mining industry for English educated Goans and in Government sectors for Portuguese educated. Some Goans working in Qatar and Bahrain even left their lucrative jobs in the Oil sectors and returned to Goa where they were absorbed by the Chowgules, Dempo-Souza, Sesa Goa and other companies.
Governador Vassalo e Silva made his office accessible to any Goan for any of their needs. He started to mix up with commoners like a common man himself. This was resented by many of the Goan Bamonn aristocrats and Bhattkars but Governador Silva never cared for them. In 1960 while returning from Aguada, he came to our Portuguese School and directly entered in our class and fortunately approached me as if he knew me that I am a commoner and asked me in Portuguese: “Tem Sacola?” I said, “Nao Senhor Governador”. For this he gave me one School Bag. Likewise he did for others also in Marathi Xalla. He was so simple, once I was going to Panjim with my eldest brother for the soccer match. My brother known as “Cheddo” was an ace footballer of Goa Police Soccer Team being the top Goan footballer among the Portuguese “Pakles and Khapris”. When we entered into Ferryboat at Betim, suddenly Governador’s civilian Jeep also entered without any hassle.and external pomp. No battalion of armed guards nor police escort. Simple Governador with one simple driver and one simple guard. He did not even avail of the especial facility for him alone to be in the Ferryboat. During those days only Governador and Patriarch had the privilege for especial Ferryboat service to cross the rivers. When his Jeep parked in the Ferryboat, he immediately got down from his rear seat and gave a very loving and affectionate smile to all. Then again fortunately for me he smilingly approached me and lovingly touched my cheek and said “Senhor Rapaz, come esta?” Then he saw one elderly Hindu woman carrying a Basket full of vegetable to sell it in Panjim, stood in front of her and affectionately said something in Portuguese to her. She was all smiles and happy like me for encountering Governador in this manner.
The Governador vouched that every Goan must have goods and commodities cheaply. Once in 1960 the prices of the goods in Goa mainly in Panjim shot up suddenly especially of eatable. Seeing this, one fine morning dressed as commoner, Governador himself personally went to the market in Panjim and found out how shopkeepers have abruptly increased the prices of the commodities. Then immediately he advised his subordinates to take stringent action against these shopkeepers and immediately the prices were brought down.
During his tenure, when he noticed struggle for the ouster of Portuguese from Goa, he even requested the genuine freedom fighters to come and meet him to discuss this subject but none approached him openly and directly. He disliked those freedom fighters for Goa coming from Ghanttar. He said they have no right and authority to talk for and on behalf of Goa and Goans. Even Morarjee Desai as a Chief Minister of Bombay and as a spokesman of Congress said that “only Goans should fight for their Goa and remove Portuguese from their soil”. In Goa there were 2 types of freedom fighters, one genuine & secular and the others “Chor-Krimidor & communal. The latter section were killing, robbing and troubling innocent Goans and wanted Goa to become a Hindu Raj, they were communal and had hatred for Christians Governador Vassalo e Silva refused to talk to them. Governador wanted to find some sort of peaceful solution for Goa and for this reason he was paving the way for Goans to be prepared for this day either today or tomorrow but surely that day was coming. What Portuguese Governador Antonio Spinola in his book “Portugal e Futuro” in Mocambique predicted in Seventies that Portuguese rule will come to an end in Africa, Governador Vassalo e Silva guessed in 1960 about Goa. For this reason he was preparing Goans to be self sufficient to take over Goa by themselves only. Governador Vassalo e Silva loved Goa and Goans very much irrespective of their caste and creed. In fact some of the Goans who were very close to him were Goan Hindus, including Dayananda Bandodkar. Sensing this, Nehru as a crook assisted by another Malyali double crook Krishna Menon – the then Defence Minister of India created a hostile situation for Portuguese Government in Goa and attacked Goa. The rest was a history which was created on 19th December 1961 without taking consent of Goa based Goans and from where can we genuine Goans do anything? By the way, even if genuine Goans want to do something, are they in position to do now? And as a matter of fact, are there any genuine Goans living in Goa now to think of the glorious days they spent in Goa?
During Portuguese days, life in Goa was safe and secure for Goans, living standard of Goans was fine, Goans were not sleeping and cooking under the shade of trees. Every Goan had a roof over his head. No Goan was producing children on the streets. There was system and discipline everywhere. Respect for law and order was very much existing and crime rate was very negligible. No Goan houses were fitted with iron grill doors and windows. Our houses were open round the clock, no fear of robbers coming to rob our houses. Most of the Portuguese Pakles were very friendly to Goans and they interacted with Goans very freely. Hindus, Christians and Muslims were living in a very friendly way. There was no communal hatred, all were living as one Goan homogeneous entity. Common Goan even from the lowest strata of casteist Goan society was given facility to occupy positions in Government and other private sectors. Goans were given high ranks in the Army and Police sectors. All members of Hindu, Christian and Muslim communities were treated equally. Hindus occupied some of the top positions in the Government sectors and they only controlled the commerce including mining industry besides other sectors including franchises to import foreign goods. Everybody looked happy in all fronts except the Portuguese domination which could have been easily eradicated if Bharat had not to send its around 20 thousand well equipped Army marching over my Goa outnumbering only around 5 thousand Portuguese millitary of Goa and finally destroying Goa beyond recognition of its original self. In 50 years Goa lost so much of its original self, in another 07 years Goa will be totally mutilated and destroyed unless we have Goan patriots in Goa Legislative Assembly as the last Portuguese Governador Vassalo e Silva. Goa and Goans were more protected, loved and supported by the European Portuguese than the Asian Bharatis. This is the tragedy of Goa we experienced during the last 50 years of Bharati rule in Goa.

27 comments:

Joseph Mascarenhas said...

Krishna menon was a ba....t...rd of the first class who was born of a prostitute. The Indian Occupiers are nothing but animals who have looted Goa. The Indians are not respected anywhere in the world and specially in Kuwait where they are treated as animals with no respect. Kuwaitis call them "Rafik" an inferior form of addressing the Indians only. Whereas the Goans they call "Habibi" which is a respectful and loving word. If found on the road sides Indians are just kicked by the Kuwait Police or the Kuwaiti youth who throw spit at them.

dlp said...

I used to be in Kuwait and I know how they treat us Goans from other Indians. Although we hold Indian passports, by our actions and behavior itself they recognize that we are Goans. At least we get very high respect anywhere in the world if we say we are Goans. I am proud of my Goa and the upbringing that I got as a Goan during the Portuguese time. At least we Goans know how to behave and act decent in public. That is why we are recognized and respected all over the world and not treated like these ghanttis.

Hemant said...

Goa should be merged with Gujarat then you anti national elements will be taught a lesson...if you cant say Bharat Mata ki Jai then you Goans can get out of Goa and go back to the sea...Goa belongs to India and we now rule Goa,accept it !

Vicente E. Do Rego said...

Well written Veronica, everybody in power today are aware of this and they know the fact. But non have guts nor juice in their balls to speak out openly due to fear their lucrative business of loot will vanish. That is why I said and I am saying again, someone in the society specially influential and those who have love for Goa should give a lead and then see what happens. It is never too late to demand for Independence from India because the fact itself is written in Indian Supreme Court and day is not far Goans will rise for their right. It is because of crook Nehru's injustice to Goan's his past and present generation are paying the highest price by way of threat to their life and will never live in peace. Will have curses fro the people of Goa.
Goa is Goa and not a part of India

dlp said...

Hey! Ghantti Hemant...
What are you doing in Goa??? Sleeping on Motidongor??? Go to Gujarat and get killed. You all rule Goa??? How??? Through your arse by shitting everywhere and polluting our beautiful motherland??? We will never be part Bharat, because we look respect all over the world of looking like fools when we say Bharat. You get out of Goa before you know what is good for you monkey.

dlp said...

Ha! Ha!! Ha!!! I can smell who this ghantti Hemant is. His language suddenly jolted my memory. What else have you to say ghantti from Gujarat or Hubli or Pune or from anywhere any other part where ghanttis belong too, huh?

Shyam Sawant said...

@Hemant: you are just a dirt bag, You are talking big thing ask your Indian army to drive away the Pakistan army from Kashmir or the current Chinese army which has occupied large parts of Goa. Can your so called powerfull army do it? Indians can only bully a small country like Goa. Remember we the Goans will support China because China supported Goa in the United Nations during the Indian invasion of Goa.

Sandesh Gaonkar said...

Your Indian invasion has only brought misery to a flourishing Goa. Where was your strength when terrorists entered bombay and where was your power that could not stop a few terrorists from entering into your country.

Vicente E. Do Rego said...

This Hemant is not a Goan I feel he's Ghanti came from outside Goa and settled here otherwise he is born as bas..rd in one of the slum may be Moti-Dongor.
Get out from Goa you ruscal son of b...ch

Alcantro Carneiro said...

A...h...le Hemant, you blady ghanti who asked you to poke your nose into our matters. We the Goans feel that it is invasion and not liberation and quite a few ORIGINAL freedom fighters of Goa admit that it is an invasion by india.

dlp said...

Ghantti Hemant...
I am so happy that people like the kinds of you are digging your own graves or should I say cutting your own wood? Whatever, time is running out for you so keep on blabbering while you can. You won't have this opportunity for long, so make hay while the sun shines. I know, you all are making that while our corrupt politicians are here to treat you as their vote banks. Take my advice and leave while you are in one piece. Whatever you have gathered, put in your sack and escape to whichever place you belong.

Hemant said...

@Sawant : Since when did Goa become a country ? Lol! it was always part of India only the Portuguese barbaric rulers colonised and destroyed your culture...looks like Sawant is just like a typical goan male i.e Drunkard.

Hemant said...

We will se who is going to kick who out! remember you are now Indians so behave like Indians or else you know what we are capable off...our youth wing has so many volunteers which is more than the population of Goans...so you pav better drink and be happy rather than dig your graves.

Shivanand Mandrekar said...

mr big hole hemant, Goa existed as a separate country about 500 years back. It was we the Hindus who invited them to liberate us from the muslim rulers and they did and created an independent Goa. Which they ruled wisely except during the Salazar regime during which the original Portuguese themselves suffered more than the Goans. India never even existed then. There were all independent soveriegn countries (kingdoms)in the sub continent or the peninsula of India as the British would term them later. India only came into existence in 1947. So idiot hemant just F.O. from here

Hemant said...

@Mandrekar : Here comes another anti national slave of portugal..you being a hindu should be ashamed of yourself...your ancestors who suffered under the portuguese barbarians must be ashamed of you.

Lionel said...

Hemant first send your volunteers to Kashmir to get the Pakistanis and the Chinese out then send them to Goa. Who are you to dictate to us how to behave? Are you a big dada or a one man army. If you are a one man army then yours and your volunteers presence is required in Kashmir where you are shit afraid to go and shiver in your pants.

Sumitra Hegde said...

I would really like to see Hemant send his volunteers to Goa to kill us then let us see who does what. Do not think our Goans all Hindus, Muslims and Christians will sit idle and let you do what you want. You do not try to create communalism among the Goans. We are always one and that is we are Goans

Bashir Khan said...

I request Hemant to send his troops of volunteers to fight with us let us see. Instead of giving dhamkis to the weaker section face us.

dlp said...

Sumitra...

Hemant and his volunteers are killing each other on Motidongor in Vasco. We Niz Goenkars have always been Muslims, Hindus and Christians in unity. Ghanttis were never there. And, we, Niz Goenkars, be they Muslims, Hindus or Christians will never ever allow ghanttis like Hemant to stay in our Motherland Goa. Shoo! Shoo!! Go away puppy and bark somewhere else.

Hemant said...

Bashir : You dont talk when you are from bangladesh...

Salvador Seraulim said...

Hi Niz Goenkars , While this Ghanti is distracting you, his other Ghanti -chors brothers, sisters, children and parents are planning with Goan Ministers to rob you. So waste your time on other issues .
His army is fit to rape and murder women and children, check the history in Kashmir, Shri Lanka and Rwanda where the Indian army the so called peace keepers turned their backs, to mass raping which they enjoyed watching.

Trevor said...

@ Hermant...you just showed your true colours - you are communal! To all, this is the danger we face as Hermant has proved that they have ulterior motives. If we Goans don't wake up and listen to their rubbish trying to fool us while they try to take our land, we are in serious danger. We Goans will never be free, in fact I can guarantee you all it is going to get worse for us Goans. Goa is OUR home, not India, Goa! We need Independence so that we kick this Communal Hermant. They have anti-Goan values! Please wake up Goans!

Shubash Raikar Panjim said...

Well said Salvador rape is the main tool of their army Hemant has been shafted by more then one.

Gurudas Lotlikar Margao said...

Niz Goanker is a pro-Goan site and should not be used to entertain anti-Goans. Some of the Goans who collude with corrupt ministers use fictitious names to distract true Goans from fighting corruption. Viva Goa.

UskoGoenkar said...

@Hemant! Arre Chaidaichya Ghanti, first off all learn to learn and know your History, 500 year rule is long enough to wipe out anything and everything, for 500 Years we had a History, you guys want to change it in 50 years???? I have a lot of Hindu Brothers and the True Hindu Goans know what I am talking about, we call ourselves Goenkars, so what if we are different do our small Number Worry you so much when you have a Billion people?

If someone called Goa a Country, well he is right if you look back at History, a place if it has its own Currency, Stamps and is self sustained, qualifies as a Country which it did those days, see the Vatican it’s a Country within a Country,

Google Goa, Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

We Drunkards, walk along the Beaches of Goa, you’ll find KA, MH registered cars who drink like there is no tomorrow and then will throw up on the roads, our Beach Boys good a good job of Trashing them when they disturb the peace,

Check your Hindi Movies itself, you’ll did not leave a stone un turned to show Goa as Different, after all every Drunkard in the Movie is a Braganza or Fernandes,

You want to go back to the stone age, please do, do it with your own people, and leave us the F#@k alone Fodea!

UskoGoenkar said...

@A.Veronica Fernandes, truly loved your article, its very inspiring and an eye open to the true Goenkar! Mog asudi.

Dr Bwanika said...

Dear Goans
This article was shown to me by my good friend Mr Jake Mascarenhas, reading Hermant's and other comments I had to say a few words without being biasd.. I vouch that Goans are the most honest , Intellectual and socially friendliest people I have come across among Asians. Most Ugandans never classed Goans as Indians. Dada Idi Amin expelled Indians from Uganda because of their conniving ways unfortunately Goans were caught in the cross fire. Civil servants being Goans were asked to stay as a reward their honesty . The root cause of Uganda's economical downfall were the crocked Indians.Uganda too has its corrupt ministers and If God forbids I will be elected to Ugandan Parliament to fight corruption.
Dr Bwanika
Karamoja region parish, Uganda

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