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Goa: Liberation Day or Conquest Day?

Categories: South Asia, Western Europe, India, Portugal, Governance, History, Law

Paulo Dias writes on [1] the blog Niz Goenkar about the events of December 19, 1961 when the former Portuguese province of Goa [2] was annexed by India. Dias takes this day, which is celebrated nowadays as Goa's Liberation Day, to discuss whether Goa was in fact liberated or conquered by India and raises the issue of independence.