Jawaharlal Nehru - “It is not true that we covet Goa. That small bit of territory does not make any difference to this great country India. We do not desire to impose ourselves on the people of Goa against their wishes. It is definitely their responsibility to choose for themselves. We have assured Goans that it is for them to establish their own future and I further assure them on matters such as Religion, Languages and Customs”. - 21st August 1955.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
THE HISTORY OF THE GOAN INVASION BY THE INDIANS By Vladimir De Monte Furtado
16 December 1961, Indian troops crossed the border into Goa.
19 December 1961 - Annexation of the Overseas Province of Portugal called Goa by newly formed India (1947), termed by Indians from the newly formed Republic of India as liberating Goa, incorporated into the Indian Union. 16 Jan 1967 - Opinion poll day illegally by the Republic of India without settlement of GOA and its sovereignty.
1961-1987: Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu.
1974/75 – Treaty signed between Republic of Portugal and the Republic of India over the sovereignty of Goa, based on Articles of agreement exclusively with the United Nations. Without the consent of any Person from GOA in black and white representing the people of GOA or without a referendum if GOANS want to be a part of the Republic of India or the Republic of Portugal or Independent or Autonomous with Special Status.
May-30,1987 - August 12th, Goa was included as a state within the Republic of India by the central government of the Republic of India.
After 30th May 1987 to ...........
Full of People from others STATES of the Republic of India and Nepal. DEFINE A GOAN ?
No more a PARADISE, Just like any other STATE of the recently formed in 1947 REPUBLIC OF INDIA.
Thus I propose a term called "THE GOAN" --> Which is a term used only to those who are sons\daughters of Goa by virtue of having 5+ generations of ancestral roots in Goa prior to 16th December 1961 (irrespective of religion beliefs, gender, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, etc). As long as they were legal documented families.