December 19 is celebrated as Goa Liberation Day. This is the day when the tyrannical Portuguese were overthrown after 451 long years. During the Portuguese rule, between 1560 and 1812, Goan Hindus faced the bloodiest and most horrifying Inquisition that the world has witnessed. For 252 years, those Hindus who refused to convert to Christianity or those found ‘guilty’ of secretly practising Hindu Dharma despite converting were punished in the cruellest manner possible. But the inquisition does not find any mention in Indian history books, nor is it opely discussed.
Hence on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day, Hindu netizens took to Twitter to expose horrors of Goa Inquisition and to demand apology from the Pope for the brutal inquisition by Missionaries on Goan Hindus. Netizens also urged Goa CM to include history of Goa Inquisition in history textbooks. More than 30,000 tweets were tweeted with the hashtag #GoaInquisition, which became top trend in India for brief period of time. It was in top 5 trends for few hours.
Here are some of the tweets from the trend :
The #GoaInquisition act was supposedly the most inhumane law passed by Catholic Church for spreading the Christian faith anywhere in the world !
Burning individuals in fire, cutting limbs, defacing nose & ear, removing breast of women & piercing eye..
— Guruprasad Gowda (@Gp_hjs) December 19, 2020
Goa Muktidin is celebrated on 19 December, because on this day Goa gained independence from the tyrannical Portuguese power after a large period of 451 years.
Demand for all nationalists
— 🚩P®athamesh Bhoi®🇮🇳 🅿️ (@Pratham_611) December 19, 2020
#GoaInquisition is worst chapter in world history but it is all time hidden in Goan School history books. @goacm Goans want know real history during inquisition and make coming generation nationalist pic.twitter.com/K061AtcFYh
— गौतम चणेकर (@GautamChanekar) December 19, 2020
Declare the Hatkatro Khamb in Goa as a National Monument @HinduJagrutiOrg
— 🚩Shambhu 🇮🇳 © (@Shambhu_HJS) December 19, 2020
#GoaInquisition पोर्तुगीज सत्ता के ‘इन्क्विजिशन’ अत्याचारों के समय बलिदान देनेवाले गोमंतकीय हिन्दुओं की अस्मिता का प्रतिक रहे ‘हातकातरो’ खंबा आज भी उपेक्षित है । @ASIGoI @GoaCM कृपया हात-कातरो खंबे की ऐतिहासिक पुरातन वास्तु दर्जा देकर उसका त्वरित संवर्धन करें।@ShefVaidya pic.twitter.com/PowfjFYnQG
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) December 19, 2020