Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pakistani Goans are Declared Enemies By Adriano Pinto

See how Goans are treated by the Government in New Delhi. Should it be enemy properties or friendly properties ? These properties belong to Goans who had gone to Karachi for livehood/employment prior to partition of India in 1947. Many of them were musicians who learnt music in the church schools. All these years after partition they were denied visa to visit Goa. They must be allowed to transfer their properties to their relatives. Which I think is fair. Or else nice way to get rid of Goans. Will Goans fight for this, or will act like crabs again.

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has identified 263 enemy properties worth over Rs 100 crore in the state that belong to Goans who have acquired Pakistani nationality. These properties assume significance as the Union government intends to take them over by passing a law in Parliament.
Enemy properties are those whose survey numbers are registered in the names of Goans who migrated to Pakistan decades ago. After these Goans accepted Pakistani citizenship and India declared Pakistan an enemy state around 1965, their properties were declared enemy properties.
Most such properties are located in the talukas of Bardez and Salcete, while a few lie in Tiswadi, Bicholim and other parts of the state.

The home ministry has forwarded a list of enemy properties to both district collectors and has directed them to collect the lease rent from their occupants. Sources said several people have already approached courts, staking claim to these properties.

Advocate Cleofato Coutinho said there should be a mechanism in place for citizens who have changed their nationality to claim their property. "The problem with the current law is that it is very difficult to get such property back," he said.

On September 11, 1965, a central government notification stated that all immoveable properties in India belonging to, or held, or managed on behalf of Pakistani nationals were to be treated as enemy properties, and that control over them was to be vested in the custodian of enemy property.

Matters relating to enemy property are dealt with under the Enemy Property Act, 1968 and Enemy Property Rules, 2015.

These cases involving enemy properties are dealt with under the Enemy Property (amendment and validation) Ordinance promulgated by the President of India on January 7, 2016.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Nehru formou o primeiro governo hindu em julho de 1946, com a oposição da Liga Muçulmana que aspirava a criar um estado separado (o Paquistão), em 1947. Como primeiro-ministro, Nehru inaugurou uma política exterior de não-alinhamento, convertendo-se no fundador e dirigente desse movimento. No entanto, ao mesmo tempo também fez reivindicações territoriais que colocavam a Índia na posição de um império agressor e não de uma nação pacífica. Reivindicou a Caxemira apesar da oposição do Paquistão, o que desatou a primeira guerra entre os dois países (1947-49). Também anexou Hyderabad em setembro de 1948 e invadiu os território portugueses de Goa em dezembro de 1961). A invasão do território português, destruiu a imagem de pacifista que Nehru tinha criado ao longo dos anos. No ocidente, ele passou a ser visto como pouco mais que um hipócrita.[carece de fontes]
Depois que Nehru demonstrou que a Índia não tinha intenções pacíficas, iniciou-se a confrontação com a China, que precavida com as ações militares contra Portugal, reuniu forças que permitiram a vitória militar da República Popular da China, sobre a Índia em outubro de 1962. Nehru, tentou ainda criar uma política de boa vizinhança com os países limítrofes, mas a sua imagem internacional estava já completamente desgastada quando faleceu.

Goa’s silent genocide By Plastino D’Costa

Okay, Okay genocide might be a harsh word, but the meaning of genocide still remains the same, systematic destruction to get rid of all, or part of a group. For ages, Goa has been witnessing genocide of a lower variety, and the group affected happens to be the Goan Generation Next, irrespective of their religious affiliations. If they happen to be talented and intelligent with a desire to succeed, the harder it gets to reside in Goa. 

There will always be exceptions that will defy every hurdle the system will throw at them, but by and large Goa has managed to consistently stay behind the curve, keep the system in substantial disarray, so that the genocide that prevailed in the past, continues till date, and since there are no game changing actions planned on the horizon, will continue for generations in the future. The only difference in this type of genocide is that there is no absolute elimination of the group, because most are allowed and even welcomed with open arms to visit Goa, strictly on holiday, festivals or family occasions. 

While there is no rule book that explicitly mentions that all talented Goans with integrity, in their youth, should migrate for their own good, the circumstances are intentionally kept in a state of despair, and that arrangement has worked well for politicians in maneuvering Goans to leave the place. No rocket science here, but the reasons for leaving are quite straight forward, lack of world class higher education, quality employment and in the name of regulation government interference into every aspect of business. So long as these factors are kept the way they are, sans radical reforms, migration is guaranteed. If at all Goans make an attempt to overcome the bad circumstances and stay, politicians will find ways to up the ante, convert their silent genocide into high decibel ‘shut your mouth’ type of words even if they are meant to their own colleagues, or make statement questioning the way of life of its citizens in a bid to create uncertainty for the future. The motive is to make people uncomfortable so that they take the easy route of leaving.

Sometime politicians under pressure pretend they are addressing these migration issues but resort only to cosmetic changes. Therefore these half hearted steps turn out to be insufficient to arrest or reverse migration. In fact successive governments have given up trying this reverse migration policy, instead have gone ahead and set up some NRI Commissioner office, to make sure those that leave Goa don’t face any problems in their country of residence, stay comfortably there and make sure not to entertain the thought of coming back ever. Of course they are free to send their unlimited amounts of foreign exchange, and that part is well incentivized by keeping the Indian rupee perpetually weak. Actually a sincere NRI Commissioner office should not only be felicitating NRI’s tasks, but also carry out leg work by going around collecting data that will pinpoint the reasons of this genocide. Their offices should be situated near ground zero closer to the real action, which is mostly at the Departure lounge of the Goa airport, railway and bus stations. Their staff could then go around taking polite, informal and optional exit interviews of Goans that are leaving for good. This data could then be used to find out the reasons why Goans decide to leave and hopefully address them. 
But why will politicians really think of getting this migration reversed. At the moment this arrangement works best for them because exporting Generation Next in their prime protects them from possible pressure the Generation Next could exert on them with their genuine demands. To show their concern, they will try and pay lip service to the problem, by sitting in plush offices, invite the media and conduct seminars on the history of migration, with no solutions to prevent future migration and then hope the media covers their event. 

Politicians must be wondering why they should take the flak for their citizen’s personal decision of leaving Goa on their own free will. True, but then don’t project Goa as a growing world class destination with huge potential, if the locals are unable to tap it and worse when these  circumstances force the smart Goans to stay elsewhere. For example on 9 May 2015, Goa woke up to front page advertisements of launch of some Hot Air Balloon especially marked ‘for tourists’. The same day most of South Goa was without power, a planned third shutdown for the entire day this season in some places. While the advertisement contained a not so coded message that these hot air balloons are only meant for the tourist, the subtle message from the government to Goans, was that they we will move ahead with balloons or amphibious vehicles, but will deprive you of basic power and make life miserable as much as possible. If you are not strong enough, you may start thinking of taking that voluntary genocide. Meantime, tourists get to watch the plight of Goans, from a vantage point of their hot air balloons. 

Actually no politician will say this openly, but many consider Goans as a burden on Goa’s limited financial resources, since they avail all the possible schemes, which now they lost the plot as regards to financing them. Since tourist brings in the money, they are now obsessed in pleasing them at the cost of the local population and relegating them to second class citizens. Also, during elections a politician’s ego is tested to the limit since they have to visit each voter’s house and beg for votes. So politicians would always want this type of genocide to continue because it becomes easy to manage, manipulate and entice voters when smart Goans are not around. 

During this season of academic results of our Generation Next, many parents will be making that trip to seek admissions out of the state or to drop their children that visited Goa for a family reunion during their break. Now is the most opportune time to contemplate if politicians have done a high-quality job by correctly prioritizing their goals for Goa. If so then that trip out of the state for further studies would not be necessary. Unfortunately despite all the mess up, we choose to keep politicians on a high pedestal. Let’s not accept our fate to be some fault in our stars; it merely needs a change in our thinking and the ability to demand the best. 


Goa, a creation of Portugal which forms a part of the Lusofone belongs not to Portugal and the Indian Union. Goa belongs to Indigenous Goans and not Indians, as also not to the overseas citizens who seek refuge in Goa.
The significance of self-determination in this context is not so much that it cures illegality as that it may allow illegality to be more readily accommodated through the processes of recognition and prescription, whereas in other circumstances aggression partakes of the nature of a breach of Ius Cogens.
An act of violation of a norm having the character of Ius Cogens is illegal and is therefore null and void. This applies to the creation of States, the acquisition of territory and other situations.
As per the Art. 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969, we examine the following in terms of : definition and meaning of the term, origin in the roman law (IUS STRICTUM and IUS DISPOSITIVUM), example of Ius Cogens norms (genocide, crimes against humanity, slavery trade, torture, use of force, piracy, violation of human rights et cetera) and the legal effect of an agreement violating a jus cogens norm: void.
Ius Cogens is the higher and founding set of rules of the international legal system, these rules are compulsory and bind all states as they override any other principles of international law.
The roots of Ius Cogens habitually comes from the Roman Law, where the ancient Rome distinguished between two legal concepts - Ius Strictum on one side and Ius Dispositivum on the other, while the latter allows to ignore certain legal rules by prevailing the consent of the contractual parties, this is not possible with Ius Strictum which pays no attention to the consent of parties when it comes to derogation from certain higher rules.
In modern days the international law granted the following rules, the Ius Cogens label, first the prohibition on the use of force, like an agreement between two states to invade other countries or to pirate other states boats, second prohibiting international crime and atrocity, like committing genocide, crimes against humanity and war atrocities, and rules prohibiting the violation of human rights, like slavery trade agreements between two governments and international convention between two states to co-operate on human trafficking, or a convention between two or more countries to co-operate on torture.
The concept of Ius Cogens is based upon an international acceptance of fundamental and superior values which is similar to the notion of public order in domestic legal systems. As a result, an international convention that conflicts with the Ius Cogens rule is considered void and produces no legal value.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dear Niz Goenkar/Indigenous Goans By A Pereira

This movement is founded to protect the rights of the Indigenous People of Goa. The United Nations has issued a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to guide member-state national policies to collective rights of indigenous people, such as culture, identity, language, and access to employment, health, education, and natural resources.
Goans are taken for a ride and made to behave as if we were always tenants of State Rulers and are glorifying the Law that treats us as Tenants of the State.
If we are a pure Goans, how can we vote to constitute the Goa State Legislative Assembly under the Representation of People’s Act, 1951, when the President of India is not our Landlord even after the ouster of the Portuguese Rule?
While the Election Commission of India (ECI) is very strict in checking abuse of money power during elections, it turns a blind eye to the whole procedure to enroll as a voter, which by any procedural standards is a sham. Any Indian citizen can come with some documents from any other place and get registered as a voter. Thus, thousands of migrants, who can easily be included in the Goa state voters list, also stay enrolled as voters in their hometowns. Recently in the Village Chandor (South Goa), in a ward called Mena Cavorim had about 53 bogus migrant voters. On complaining to the BDO, the complainants were given a torrid time to provide proof that these voters had not cancelled their voting in their native places. The Government authorities harassed the complainants but finally after great deal of perseverance the fraudulently entered names were deleted. The Government Authorities which committed the fraud are scot free. When the ECI is having all the information of the Voters all over India, this information is not perused by the authorities who are entrusted to prepare the Electoral rolls.
India it seems Liberated and yet Annexed Goa in 1961, under a solemn pledge to the entire world and the United Nations Security Council that Indigenous people of Goa will be allowed to choose their Political future and fortunes as per all UN resolutions applicable to de-colonised territories. While India has belligerently disallowed Indigenous Goans to exercise their right to self determination, the first Assembly Elections were conducted in 1963 after two years of martial law. This Conquest and Annexation of Goa, Daman & Diu, as rightly termed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, was recognised by Portugal vide a bilateral Treaty inked only in 1974-75, without making Indigenous Goans a party. India by invoking the Geneva Conventions imposed its laws on the conquered territory, but has forgotten that by virtue of the same Conventions it cannot send its own population into the conquered territory. The menace of Migrants in Goa has reached to such proportions that indigenous Goans are soon going to be a Minority in their own homeland. By the pace at which hordes of migrants enter Goa it appears that almost every Indian wants to be a Goan. The Migrants hardly knows the background and character of the Candidates and therefore lure of money becomes the sole factor to garner votes. While the ECI is over-enthusiastic to investigate, identify and cancel the names of Goans with Portuguese passports, it does nothing to weed out all the names of migrant voters registered at two places. We must expose the Game deliberately played on Goans by the ECI and call for boycotting elections (GLE)
On 4th Feb 2017.
Issued in interest of indigenous Goan's
Esquerda-Certo: Sr. Zico X Rodrigues, Pe. Jovino Pereira, Sr. A Lyndon Pereira "Baba", Sr. Prof. António Alvares, Sr. José L R Vaz - INDIGENOUS GOANS FRONT

Thursday, January 19, 2017


In accordance with Comunidade Hindu de Portugal -
Being born and brought up in Goa itself, I qualify to voice my opinion on this "lusofonia" matter since we were residents before the Economic Embargo that began in 1954 and the Invasion of December 18, 1961.
My avô maternal was Portuguese and the other avô paternal was a Goan, they married Goan women, and eventually our family grew to be less orthodox and more liberal. It was interesting as a child to see that there were hardly any differences in their lifestyle. But my older generation in Goa i.e. my grandparents were more into the Portuguese lifestyle than us descendants.
I have to say, Goans are very different from Indians, we have a more broad based westernised culture, quite lively. We have no arranged marriage system or a ‘dowry’ system even though I have Aryan and Indigenous Charddó ancestry, yet some pure caste Goans may have this, they who desire to keep their f*ckall standards and remain in their Dodsworth theoretical world.
Yes, it is totally normal for us to not be associated as an Indian citizen, since our culture is much different from that of an Indian family. We love being Goans. Our Goan identity is visibly quite different from the rest of the Indian Union. Same way it isn't a mirror image of Portugal either. It's a unique mix of various cultures, traditions and religions perfectly balancing and complimenting each other while everyone lives in harmony in our lusofone world; as our annexed country was the Seat/Capital from Moçambique to Timor Leste.
Yes, unlike how pseudo-Goans make you believe on the ills and notorieties, I beg to differ, because unlike Indians the Portuguese absolutely loved Goa and Goans! I can attest to it; Goa was tranquil, bucolic, gorgeous, and very clean and quiet when Portugal administered it. Today it has been ‘invaded’ by many from the Indian continent against Art. 49 of the Geneva Conventions and it is "crazy". We residents were always considered just as Portuguese as I am, reason why it still provides citizenship to any Goan born before 1961, and a big thanks to Dr. Froliano de Melló. Nowadays there are many Goans living in Portugal. Our Prime Minister António Costa is the product of a marriage between a Goan father and a Portuguese mother. He is very Portuguese but also very proud of being a son of Goa; he talks about it often.
But today, Goa isn't Goa, it has lost it's charm and is way away from recognising as the Pearl of the East anymore. Because most of our jobs and educational opportunities are exploited by Indians. Who have been since our illegal annexation trying to fuck our small country big time. We have reached on a situation in Goa where middle class Indians live in lavish bungalows and penthouse suites, and middle class Goans have to suffice with unfurnished apartments or live on a rental basis if so they want to part away from their family. It is very difficult for a Goan living in Goa to purchase a piece of land or a small home unless he leaves Goa for his better prospects.
A common Goan layman without much education mentions that at the time of Goa's invasion there was quite a bit of disappointment with the Estado Novo régime. The nationalist government had a chauvinistic rhetoric, and promised to make Portugal relevant on the world stage again, which however failed in pretty much every case; even then Goans were never against Salazar as such. Having said that, the invasion of Goa by the Indian State was considered illegal because Goa had been a province of Portugal for many centuries before India was a country, making India’s claim invalid. But nowadays, most people don’t really have an opinion on the matter. Everyone has heard of Portuguese India (which was not just Goa). There’s certainly no animosity between Portugal and Goa and I’d say the large majority who comprehend facts have a very friendly attitude towards the Portuguese state even till now and most of them have migrated to greener pastures.
Though there are those few "ANTISOCIAL CHARACTERS" who try to brainwash and convince people otherwise by pitting religions against each other, as also the Ganttia fabricated histories. However we Goans are on the brink of extinction, we will not last very long with the vast migration that has been on the rise since the dawn of invasion on December 18, 1961.
We are definitely Goan! As our culture is unique to either India or Portugal, although I must admit a lot of that culture is derived from the Portuguese. Sort of like 'creole'.
And again I beg to differ from pseudo-Goans, because wherever we Goans have gone, whether Patagonia or Honshu and if asked from where are we, if responded - "eu sou Goês/I'm a Goan"; I say, uptil this very second the standard of respect we get is incomparable to what an Indian will, since the world knows it's a country of Thugs and Cheats. Unfortunately nowadays Goans are studying/learning Ganttia traits towards the demise of "Gõycarponnê".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What’s So Bad About Indian – Hindu Nationalism By Robert Lindsay

An Indian and a Hindu, asked me to define Indian Hindu nationalism and what exactly I found deplorable about it. First of all, it is clearly possible to be an Indian and not be an Indian Hindu nationalist. The Indian Left has clearly rejected this ideology. I know some Indian Christians, one a convert from Hinduism, who also rejects it. The one I am thinking of is a Tamil who supported  the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.

I have spoken to many upper middle class to upper class Indians, and almost 100% were Indian nationalists of the very worst kind. There is something really horrible brewing in India. I do not have the faintest idea what middle class, lower middle class, working class and poor Indians think, as I have never met one. But Indian Hindu nationalism of the very worst sort seems to be epidemic in the upper class and upper middle class.

The symptoms are:

Contempt for the West, its medicine, its language and its perceived superiority. In particular, rage towards the US as being the source of much of India’s problems, a notion that is absurd.

Strong feelings of rage over perceived inferiority masked by compensatory feelings of superiority, typically for the most backwards and fucked-up aspects of Indian culture and the Hindu religion, in particular caste. In particular, fury that India is referred to as a 3rd world country and anger that Westerners consider themselves civilized and consider India backwards, etc.

A notion that India is one of the great countries of the world, but India’s enemies have held it back from its greatness and kept it from being the great country it could be. This goes along with some weird notion that India was the wealthiest country on Earth in 1500, but then it declined to one of the poorest. This project was apparently done by outsiders, mostly Westerners.

A lot of anger towards Muslims. In particular, a notion that moderate Muslims simply do not exist. There is also continuing anger over abuses done by Muslims towards Hindus in the region from 500-1000 years ago. There is also the notion that many Muslims in the area are not really Muslims, since their ancestors were Hindus who were “forced to convert.”

Extreme denial about the worst aspects of Indian culture and the Hindu religion, in particular caste.

Extreme defense of the most outrageous differentials in wealth and poverty.

A notion that something called “Bharat India” existed and that much of the land east and west of India is “really India” in some weird way, because they were Indianized or especially Hinduized at some point.

These people lay some sort of claims to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Southern Philippines, Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan and the general region of the Caucasus. Supposedly at some point these countries were all Hindu or Hinduized of some sort.

A denial that there was ever any religion than Hinduism in India, along with the notion that other religions such as Zoroastrianism are just branches of Hinduism. There is also a complete rejection of the Aryan invasion theory along with a lot of contempt for the lower castes, in particular, a curious notion the Dalits now run India and the Brahmins have become the new “niggers.”

Rage towards Christianity for converting low caste Hindus. I would say that contempt for Christianity is typical amongst this type, over and above feelings towards any other religion.

Anger towards the “White man” and a refusal to be lumped in with him in any way. This is apparently all because Whites from England colonized India for some time.

At the same time, while they often defend Hindutvas,  they themselves usually get angry if you call them a Hindutva or point out that their Indian-Hindu nationalism does not differ much from the Hindutvas.

Extreme rage and irrationality over the Kashmir issue, on which India is effectively an outlaw state, defying a security council resolution. On the contrary, most Pakistanis seem to be fairly calm about Kashmir. I think Indians are filled with so much rage and fury about Kashmir because deep down inside they must know they are wrong.