Fiery memoirs of Goan freedom struggle are on the verge of destruction !

Administration’s apathy towards preservation of ‘Kadya (jails)’ in Sattari taluka which have witnessed Portuguese Salazar-style dictatorship !

The Administration tries to preserve all memories of Portuguese presence in Goa; but demand has to be made with the Administration for preserving Goa’s true history !

Walpai (Goa) : Portuguese ruled Goa for 450 years. Goans faced severe persecution in the tyrannical Portuguese regime. Local citizens of Sattari had revolted and fought against such oppression nearly 25-30 times; therefore, the Portuguese didn’t rule over Sattari for a long time. The Portuguese had erected ‘Kadya (jails)’ at many places in Sattari taluka for detaining freedom fighters. These jails are the witnesses of cruelty exhibited by the Portuguese known as ‘Salazar-shahi (dictatorship of a cruel King Salazar)’. It is necessary to preserve these memoirs for our future generations to know our true history; however, owing to the apathy of the State Administration, these jails are on the verge of annihilation.

Views of few eminent personalities are given below

The Administration should immediately take steps for preservation of jails ! – Patrison Andrade

Condition of jails at Bhirond, Sattari etc is so pitiable that they might collapse at any time. We had written to the Administration about preservation of ‘Kadya’ but it was of no use. I once again make a demand with the Administration that it should immediately take up preservation of such jails.

Young generation will learn about the historical revolt through preservation of ‘Kadya’ ! – Prof. Rajendra Kerkar, a historian  

Repairs to these ‘Kadya’ built by the Portuguese rulers will help historians and it will also help our young generation to learn about the historical revolt against the Portuguese by freedom fighters from Sattari.

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