Is it really “Liberation” that took place in 1961 or just a ploy to win the Indian elections of 1962? Krishna Menon and Nehru seemed to play their cards right. They were so afraid to let go off the power from their hands, they decided to bully their smaller neighbour Goa.
It was also the other colonialist USSR that helped the vicious and bullying Indians to over power the small unit of 3500 Portuguese soldiers with an overwhelming army of 35,000 soldiers and illegally occupy Goa. The real Goans be they Hindus or Christians never revolted against the Portuguese rulers. It was some criminals who were jailed in Aguada for crimes like thefts, cheating etc who either after completing their terms of sentences and some by escaping joined the Indians in Maharashtra. They thereafter declared themselves as Freedom Fighters of Goa. Even these freedom fighters were not consulted by Nehru the aristocrat of Indian politics. Today these freedom fighters are neglected by the Indian government which they rightfully deserved for giving an open invitation to the Indians to invade Goa without thinking of the consequences or without keeping the farsight of it.
Did the Indian premier take into consideration what the Goans wanted for themselves? Did he ask the Goans whether they would like to join the Indian union? Did he ask the Goans if they wanted to have their own independent Goa or if they wanted to be Portuguese? No without the consent of any of the Goans, the bullies invaded Goa and destroyed most of it without even facing any resistance, they destroyed Goa and its culture. Nehru did not even listen to Gandhi who tried to stop the invasion of Goa or the use of force against Goa. Mohandas Gandhi had requested Nehru not to invade Goa or use force against it.
After the invasion the Indian army started roaming in the villages of Goa, they started looting shops and other businesses. The Indian army started committing most atrocious crimes against the Goans; they started raping the Goan women, by entering their houses.