Wednesday, October 7, 2015
WHAT SPECIAL STATUS? By A Pereira
A Robber robs your wallet having a thousand rupees, what would you get in return if you ask the same Robber to return 5 bucks from the same wallet for a purchase?
I do know for a fact that there are souls lambasting you all over my notoriety wherever, but do remember that they have no guts, no courage to fight for their own land, rather just gossip, as also they fail to comprehend the Case of Goa, which is our main concern, and so is yours.
It is nice to find people having similar interests and discussing issues concerning pre and post liberation(?).
The case of Goa can be easily understood with the following facts and arguments, and all confusions put to rest;
a) In International Law, sovereignty means everything and a territory having sovereign characteristics are said to be independent entities. This aspect of power evolves through the self-determination of the peoples. Goa was to an extent a sovereign independent territory of the Indian sub-continent - as per the definition of Sovereignty - even before the Portuguese conquest.
b) But unfortunately Goa was declared as a Non-self-governing territory by the United nations since it was under Portuguese control, the UN failed to acknowledge the fact that Goa was a self-governing territory Portugal was only administering. Anyways, being declared a Non-self-governing territory is not a disadvantage totally, except that we have to start with self-determination all over again.
c) In 1510, when Portugal conquered Goa, India as a Union never existed, it came into being only in 1947, itself as a republic (a federation) of states who legally signed agreements/contracts to be a part of the Union. A Union born in 1947 cannot come forward and claim a new territory unless it signs similar agreement/contract with the new territory. The power to determine its status lies with the new territory without being imposed. Both the UN Charter and The Constitution supports this.
d) In the 988th meeting of the United nations Security Council, majority of the nations termed the Indian aggression as illegal and demanded the issue be resolved through self-determination of the people of Goa. All arguments put forth by India as regards , culture, language, history, or geography has no place in the definition of sovereignty, that was an attempt to confuse and brainwash the Security Council. Sovereignty concerns absolute rights of the people only.
e) The question of Portugal having sovereignty over Goa has long been put to rest, so is the need to do with the Indian claims. On the basis of the above, the treaty signed between Portugal and India should be annunciated as null and void. The case of Goa has become a very important case in the study of International Law, it has put the world in confusion and has made a mockery of the International Law. Both UN and India are well aware of their illegal deeds, and the same has to be challenged. We cannot expect anybody to come forward voluntarily and offer us our share of cake, we will have to earn it with our own little efforts.
Alternatively we were thinking first to file a case (claims against damages to the tune of Billions of dollars) against Govt. of Goa/Indian Union for plundering/usurping resources of Goa illegally, this will have an immediate international attention and put Goa in the limelight. Then we could open our other cards of self-determination, etc., slowly. We have to start thinking on similar lines and put the State/Union on a back foot. They will run with tumblers in hands, that's for sure.
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!