The meaning of colony in the political sense, is of a group of people of one ethnic group going into and settling in land belonging as a homeland to another ethnic group, or on such "foreign" land or amidst a "native" people.
A dependency, on the other hand, is a territory subjugated to control by outsiders, by a people foreign to itself.
Phoenician colonists founded Carthage, which went on to become center of an Empire that seriously threatened Rome and its Empire before finally failing against Rome.
Arabs colonized West Asia, including Iraq (Chaldea, Assyria & Adiabene), Syria (Aram), Lebanon, North Africa, etc.
English colonists founded a series of colonies on the eastern shores of North America, these then seceded in the "American War of Independence" to form the United States of America.
The former English colonies that seceded and united as the USA were governed from London by the Colonial Office, a department of the Government of England to administer its colonies. With the loss of its principal colonies, England's Colonial Office work became directed towards territories that were conquered by England but never colonized in the strict sense of the word.
"British India" was never an English colony, it was an English dependency.
Goa was never a Portuguese colony.
Goa was also, not strictly speaking, a Portuguese dependency - it was, strictly speaking, a Self-Governing Territory of Greater Portugal.
In "pre-Modern times" sovereignty was usually acquired by military conquests, not by a free choice by natives in favor of suzerain rule by invaders or foreigners.
The peoples of Goa, engaged in a desperate fight for survival against the Turk Adil Khan and the Arab colonists of Bhatkal who relocated to Goa and persecuted the Goans, allied with Portugal against their common enemy and after a year long desperate war, routed the Muslims from Goa. Goa became a part of Greater Portugal as a result of this joing Goan-Portuguese effort to expel the Muslims from Goa. The vast majority of the Goan people unaffectedly gave their love and loyalty to Portugal. A territory when it once becomes part of a political entity in a lawful manner is not morally permitted to break the connection without a grave, serious and urgent cause. Goa and Goans had none against Portugal - we were not oppressed, we did not agitate, we did not war. The Indians invented lies about Goan disaffection against Portugal - but by its own standards, it should handover Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland and other "disaffected peoples and territories" to the UN for free plebiscites so that they can freely choose Self-Determination.
It is the pretension of "moderns" that sovereignty is not acquired in these times by military conquests, that we are no longer "as barbarous as our forefathers" but are, by comparision, "civilized."
If that is so, the rules must be the same everywhere and equally applied.
The Goan people never authorized the United Nations entity to designate Goa as a "Non-Self Governing Territory" and then to pretend to remove it from such designation as a result of its alleged absorption by the Indian Union.
If peoples can be designated "non-self governing" by a Pan-World body, it must as equally apply that standard to the "subject" and "minority aboriginal ethnicities" of "Great Britain," Russia, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
The refusal to do so is hypocrisy. Mendacious hypocrisy.
The pretension of the UN to designate Goa under Portugal as "non-self governing" is hypocrisy, mendacious hypocrisy.
The pretension of the UN to then "withdraw" that "designation" of Goa's being a "non-self governing territory" following the Indian occupation of Goa, and its conniving and complicity in the Occupation of Goa, is aggravated hypocrisy.
What it proves, to the sane and the moral person, is that the UN is a criminal organization, a terrorist entity.
Goa did not need to vote in 1510 to be or not to be part of Portugal.
Individuals and groups question Goa's status as part of Portugal have a moral and legal duty to prove their case that Goa had a case against Portugal, that Goa made such a case, that Goans sought to secede, that Goans did freely secede of themselves, and that they then freely exercised their choice to merge Goa into the Indian state.
None of these are true.
India recognizes Pakistan and Bangladesh which separated from her in 1947, Burma, Ceylon and the Maldives which separated from her in 1937, as "independent nation-states" and formally assures them and the world that it does not harbor any claim or desire to re-absorb them back.
This is is sharp contrast to the Official Policies of the Federal Republic of Germany ("West Germany") against the "German Democratic Republic" ("East Germany"), and of Communist China ("People's Republic of China") against Taiwan-Formosa (the so-called "One China Policy").
This is also in sharp contrast to India's pretensions via-a-vis Goa.
As a matter of fact, from the purely logical viewpoint, if India must be irredentist, it must be irredentist not only towards Pakistan and Bangladesh, Burma, Ceylon and the Maldives, it must also, by logical extension claim Aden, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, Malaya and Singapore which were all ruled from "British India," and it must further not allow the pretension of an independent Indonesia (Indian Islands) but must war against it and "absorb it back into itself."
[Ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian Indonesians - "In fact, the name Indonesia itself comes from the Latin Indus 'India' and Greek nêsos 'island' which literally means the 'Indian archipelago.'"]
There can't, from the purely logical viewpoint, be two Indian nation-states. Either there can be India or there can be Indonesia, but both can't possibly coexist from the purely moral and logical viewpoints.
STATUS AS SLAVES
WHEN a people invade and occupy the homeland of another, then arrogate to themselves the right to make "binding and obligatory decisions" for the native people of the occupies land, such as to appoint a peon-chaprasi Dadlani as "Prime Minister of Dadra-Nagar Aveli" or to unilaterally strip Goans of Portuguese citizenship and to impose upon Goans "Indian citizenship" and an "Anti-Secessionist Oath" (sic!) or a "judicial decision to legitimize" the occupation of Goa by India as "by right of conquest" on the part of the Supreme Court of India in re Padre Monteiro, it is "Charter" and a Certificate that the "conquered people" are chattels and slaves of their conquerors, that, and nothing else.
The conquerors, the conquered and others may put whatever spin and gloss on the facts, but the facts remain that this remains the truth, that such acts constitute a formal and legal recognition that the "conquered" have no other legal status other than as slaves and possessions and chattel of their "conquerors."
There are two types of Collaborationist, Quisling Goans - those who, like "Archbishop Neri of Goa" pretend that the invasion and occupation of Goa by India is a moral act; and pretend-Pragmatists who say, "Well, it's too late now, or the Indian state is too powerful for us to resist, so let us make the best of a bad deal."
Both classes are liars and hypocrites and self-certified criminals, and there distinction between the two is only one of pretense.
Both classes certify that they are Slaves and Chattels of their Indian conquerors, that and nothing else, and work to persuade and teach and subvert all Goans into submission to this immorality and criminality, to be strumpets and playthings for their Indian masters.
MORAL & LEGAL DUTY OF GOANS
As context on the real moral and legal duty of Goans, I will set out a citation and a quote in the recent exchanges on The Goan Question initiated by Miguel de Britto. The quote is: «Instead of living a life of hope in dreams, Goans should roll up their sleeves and work for the betterment of their state.»
The citation is: «Catechism of the Anti-Catholic Church given by Antipope John-Paul II, 2310 (Page 423) "Public authorities, in this case, have the right and duty to impose on citizens the obligations necessary for national defense. Those who are sworn to serve their country in the armed forces are servants of the security and freedom of nations. If they carry out their duty honorably, they truly contribute to the common good of the nation and the maintenance of peace."»
All men have only one real moral and legal duty in the face of certain criminality and evil - that is to resist and to work for its overthrow.
This is as true of the correct response to the Nazis and to Saddam Hussain's invasion of Kuwait, for example, as it is true of Goans to India.
Morality and law know and allow no other response.
Goans have only one political loyalty - To Portugal, which is not to the Noahide, Freemason, Judaizer, Anglolatrous criminal entity of "Carnation Portugal," which is only another part of the same criminal fraud against Portugal.
Pope Pius XII made quite crystal clear that Goans owned moral and legal duty to Portugal, a statement that got the goats of the Indian robbers.
Against that, the fake popes of the Vatican II Protestant Church only pretend to morality, but have always acted against it in practice. None of them have ever denounced India's crimes against Goa. Antipope John-Paul II, who collaborated with the Communists and the Russian invaders in Poland, never used the moral principles he preteded to, to apply them to Goa and its occupation by India.
Goans never have any moral or legal duty to the Indian Occupation. All elements of the Indian State - Armed forces, civil services, judiciary, etc. are all criminals and must be treated unequivocally and unconditionally as Criminals.
Goans have only one true moral and legal duty towards India, which is to eject it from Goa.
As for those who say that it is impossible, given the relative sizes of India territorially and manpower wise - I reply: Relax. God had brought down mightier powers before, and He will do so yet again.
Goa's Liberation is not a matter of "If" but of "When." This is not a pipedream. That will be a terrible day, not only for India, but also for the Goan traitors and quislings, who will in that day get their just desserts.