Goa Inquisition : The untold Atrocities by St. Xavier & Missionaries
Unfortunately the challenges that India had to meet were not just the Muslim invaders. Others also came to India with less than respectful intentions. The Portuguese arrived as early as 1498 via the ocean route discovered by Vasco da Gama – via the Cape of Good Hope – after Constantinople had come under Arab control.
The Goa inquisition is regarded by all contemporary portrayals as the most violent inquisition ever executed by the Portuguese Catholic Church. It was marked by an unparalleled barbarism, inhumanism and fanaticism, which the Hindus suffered for two hundred and fifty two years under the tyrannical Portuguese Rule from 1560 to 1812. This online exhibition tells us about the Hindu Genocide in Goa by Missionaries in 16th century. Barbarous treatment given to Hindus by Missionaries is proved in this exhibition.
?️ Inauguration of Online Exhibition
?️ Date : 30 May, 2020
⏰ Time : 7 pm to 8:30 pm
An eye opening intro to one of the most horrifying episodes in Indian history !
Hatkatro Khamb is in the same area where Christians hold fair for Xavier whom they treat as a Saint. This pillar is standing even today as a witness of extreme oppression by Portuguese rulers, of Hindus in Goa; but it is in very bad shape today. The condition of this ‘Hatkatro Khaamb’ is very pathetic. The two chains on its sides have been pulled out and taken away by someone. There is no fence around this ‘khaamb’ for its protection. No board has been put up there explaining history of this ‘khaamb’. Hatkatro Khamb is not at all a place to be ashamed of for people of Goa. It is a symbol of people of Goa who sacrificed their life for protecting own self-respect. For them, it is the pillar of memories.