Staged Incidents: Banda, Indo-Portuguese Frontier, August 1955

By Lúcio Mascarenhas, August 14, 2005.
"It is only Red Fascists who call Salazar a fascist; they call him a fascist because, unlike them, he was not!" — Lúcio
The Asian Age, Bombay, August 4, 2005, page 14

Deccan Chronicle, 50 YEARS AGO

'Portuguese Firing On Satyagrahis Brutal'

New Delhi: Govind Ballabh Pant, the Union Home Minister, in a statement on the Portuguese firing on Indian satyagrahis in Goa yesterday, told the Lok Sabha today that the Indian government was "deeply concerned" at this "new evidence of the brutal methods which the Portuguese authorities are employing against peaceful satyagrahis."

Pant said he was making the statement in the avoidable absence of Prime Minister Nehru (Nehru was away at Palam to meet President Soekarno of Indonesia, who made a brief halt at the airport on his way back to Indonesia from Egypt and Mecca).

The government of India, Pant said, "is in constant touch with the consul-general in Goa and is considering as to what further step it should take."

Pant offered the government of India's sympathies to the relatives of the two men who had lost their lives and also to the other men who had suffered injuries in the firing.

Pant said the satyagrahis were fired upon by Portuguese white soldiers with sten guns.

The government of India has received a report on some incidents which took place on the Goa border on the morning of August 3. According to this report, three batches of peaceful satyagrahis led by Mahitosh Nandi, Rameshwar Prasad, and Pandharinath Bhadkarmkar, respectively entered Goa territory near Banda. at 10.15 am yesterday. The three batches consisted of 28, 30 and 42 satyagrahis respectively.

At about 10.45 am, the satyagrahis were accosted by three Portuguese white soldiers, who immediately opened fire on them with sten guns.

One of the satyagrahis, B.K. Thorat, was hit on the face and died immediately. Four other satyagrahis, viz, Nityanand Saha, Namdeo Kothalekar, Mahitosh Nandi and P.A. Mohammed received bullet injuries.

Goa is the name of an ultramarine province of Portugal, comprising some five Portuguese exclaves and an isle located off the western litoral of India Citerior, of whose immediate neighbor is the Indian Union, founded in 1947 from the former British East India Empire. Goa has been Portuguese since 1510. Parts of Goa were invaded and occupied by Indians and Goan traitors, armed by the Indian Union, and reinforced by regular Indian troops, in July — August 1954 (the exclaves of Nagar-Aveli, and of Dadra), and the rest in 1961. Ever since then, to date, Goa remains under the occupation of the Indian Union.

The Indian terrorists' 1954 occupation of Tiracol, a part of the exclave of Goa, was ended within a few days. However, in the case of Nagar-Aveli and of Dadra, the Indian Union forbade Goan troops passage to them, in order to protect the ragtag bunch of terrorists, its agents. One year after the invasions and occupations of 1954, of Nagar-Aveli and of Dadra, another invasion — on the same lines — was launched once again against Goa, part of which is the 'Banda Incident' above. As before, the Goans succeeded in repelling the locusts.

In the 'Banda Incident', some hunred men were launched from the frontier town of Banda in the Indian Union, against a minor Goan checkpost manned by three Goan soldiers (These are the facts gleaned from the Indian version).

When men, armed or otherwise, intrude into a stranger's house, and disregard warnings to desist, they must not whine when they are fired upon. A criminal and an intruder, whether he carries arms or whether he does not carry arms, is a criminal and an intruder nevertheless. There are many ways of perpetuating terrorism, and not all of them require recourse to arms. One of the not-too-infrequent strategies of criminals, is to seek to intimidate their victims by sheer numbers.

There is nothing 'peaceful' in hundreds and thousands of frothing, unkempt, unwashed barbarians imposing themselves by sheer force on a people who do not desire their advances!

There is nothing 'peaceful' in a foreign people attempting to intimidate their neighbors by sheer numbers — such as by pitting a hundred men against an outpost manned by a mere three Goan soldiers!

In Goa, the Indian is an intruder, an encroacher and an interloper. The Goan is a subspecie of Portuguese, and among Portuguese, it is immaterial whether a particular Portuguese is from the Alemtejo, the Algarve, the Açores, Madeira, Cabo Verde, Portuguese Guinea, Portuguese East Africa, Portuguese West Africa, Goa, Portuguese Timor, Macao, or other parts of Portugal; we are all brothers. The Portuguese army was not restricted to white Portuguese, and there were many Goans in the National Army, though fewer in the 20th century than earlier times.

Therefore, it is malicious and meddling in the internal affairs of Portugal, when India comments on and makes a song and dance about the race of individual soldiers guarding the Goan frontier against the influx of the Indian vermin.

But this pretension is actually a pretension that Portugal has not the right to be a multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial society — a pretension rendered poignantly hypocritical by India's own ambitions to attain to the status of being a multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial society!

Yet, again, one must put things in perspective. It was exactly one year earlier, in August 1954, that the Indians began their campaign of aggressions and border aggravations, of attempts to browbeat and overwhelm the frontier defences of Goa in order to invade and occupy and colonize Goa. Not all of the invaders were 'unarmed' aggressors, but many in the rear were armed men. Armed men seized the exclaves of Nagar-Aveli and of Dadra, besides Tiracol. In Tiracol — separated merely by the Rio de Tiracol from the rest of Goa — the Goan government organized a counter-offensive and recovered it. The Indian Union forbade access to the Goan national defence forces to the exclaves of Nagar-Aveli and Dadra. Indeed, it is a fact that Indian regular troops supported the invasion and occupation of Nagar-Aveli and of Dadra (see account of the traitor and terrorist Prabacara Sinari, available on the internet).

This was the background of the Indian Union's hypocritical 'pacificism' in which the Goans had to deal with the 1955 invasion. These invaders had demonstrated a history of terrorism, and they more than richly deserved a stern punishment — instead of the rather mild punishment that they received at the hands of the Goan forces!

It is a fact that the Indian Union and Indians had no right or business mucking up with Goa, and therefore, when they did, these invaders richly deserved being executed. What is to be regretted is that so few of them were killed, and that the Government of Goa was rather too lenient and merely deported the vast majority of the intruders and did not execute them... as a lesson to the criminals and their masters in Bombay and Delhi.

It is not the business of India whether the Goan forces comprised of White Portuguese, or Black Portuguese or East Asian Portuguese or native, Goan Portuguese. That was and is the internal affair of Goa, and India has no rights to interfere or comment on the matter. India had, in fact, far less a right to comment on this matter, given that the Indian Union, dominated by the philistine Bhaiyyas from Hindustan (Cis-Vindhyan Indian Union) has terrorised the Tamils, Nagas, etc., into submission, and holds them purely by terror and intimidation in subjection to the Indian state.

All these Indian actions recalls Hitler's monkey business at Gliwice, which served as 'pretext' or 'justification' for his invasion of Poland; the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor staged by the U.S.A., to serve as a 'provocation' 'justifying' the invasion and occupation of the remnant territories of ultramarine Spain — the U.S.' war of aggression in 1898 (Staged Events: e.g., Banda, S.S. Sabarmati, etc.).

The Indian Union did not have and does not have any moral or legal basis to a pretension that Goa belongs to her, or that Portugal had some fantastic 'duty' as the Indians pretended, to surrender Goa to the Indian Union regardless of the historical, political and democratic rights of the Portuguese nation, which includes the Goan people.

The sole 'moral' basis of Indian pretensions is that "We want it, we will have it, or we will throw a tantrum"! These invasions, these 'satyagrahas' — exercises in Ghandian flummery — were precisely such tantrums.

The Indians pretended that Goa was defended solely by 'White Portuguese'. By this lie, the Indians sedulously refused to acknowledge the fact that the vast majority of men organized by the then Governador-Geral Pablo Benard Guedes were native Goan villagers organized into militias (See the Times and Daily Telegraph reports from 1954).

This criminal campaign of lies was reinforced by the deliberately fabricated mythology perpetuated by the philistine Indians at the same time (See Crocker) of the majority of Goans — augmented by a non-existent 'large rebel force' of some 20,000 pro-Indian Goan Commandos gathered on the Indian side of the borders — rebelling against 'White Portugal' and agitating for the privilege of being enslaved by Indian imperialists and colonialists!

But it is a fact beyond denial, and to which there are numerous neutral eyewitnesses — foreign correspondent present in Goa during 1954-1961 — who testify that the vast majority of the Goan forces that repulsed the 1954 and 1955 'satyagrahas' were native Goans — Portuguese, certainly, but not 'white' by any chance!

There are even native Goans who witness to this fact, as for example this:

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005
Subject: Who faced satyagrahis?

Dear Lúcio,

I checked with a retired judge. In 1955 he was studying in Portugal but is aware that the frontier posts in Goa were manned by the police who had only around 10 officers who were Europeans, all told, the rest were all Goans.

The military were posted away from the border. The satyagrahis were met there by Goan policemen in the first instance.

Gen. Guedes did not wish to give the world a bad impression of aggressiveness so he deployed the military to a minimum and at a safe distance from the border.... At both satyagrahas, 1954 and 1955, journalists had come from all over the world in large numbers.



Furthermore, it is a public fact that, given the international predeliction for Ghandian flummery, Senhor Pablo Benard-Guedes ordered the Goan militiamen and troops to permit the Indians to intrude well into Portuguese territory, then warn them to surrender, and if they refused, to take action against them as necessary.

The Goan forces acted precisely on those lines. The invaders were permitted to enter deep into Portuguese territory, then were forbidden from proceeding any further and commanded to surrender to the law, and if they refused and rioted, they were fired upon, broken up and arrested. This procedure (warning followed by use of force to break up the law-breakers followed by arrest) is followed by all forces worldwide, including by the Indians. The Indians, then, have no basis for complaints as to their treatment at the hands of the Goans.

It takes a great deal of courage and resolve on the part of the few soldiers manning a frontier post, not to allow mobs of ruffians to overwhelm them and thereby undermine the State. It takes a great deal of courage to refuse to be overwhelmed by Gandhian-Nehruvian flummery and hypocrisy and brigandery being thrust down one's throat by a mob of scruffy barbarians. Therefore, the three Goan soldiers who, after warning the invaders to desist, shot at them and killed something like two out of a hundred invaders, did a great and noble thing, that all just men, and not merely Goans, will always salute and celebrate.

We are not all Greeks, and yet all just men, and lovers of liberty, morals and principles, salute Thermopylae and celebrate the Marathon Run. These three frontiersmen are the Goan equivalent of Thermopylae and Marathon, and they are the heroes of every noble and just Goan.

In the light of that fact, I strongly applaud — and salute as my heroes — these three noble and courageous defenders who refused to be intimidated by the mobs of wild philistines, and who, thus disabusing these invading locusts of their fond self-delusions, put them in their proper places! And this is not merely because I am Goan, but I would react the same way, regardless of whether these defenders were confronting the Indian barbarians or the Soviet barbarians in Hungary, Prague or anywhere else for that matter!

It is interesting to quote from further articles appearing in the column "50 Years Ago" in the Asian Age newspaper of Bombay, and which puts the 'Banda Incident' even more firmly in perspective. I quote from the Asian Age of August 12th:

The Asian Age, Bombay, August 12, 2005, page 14

Deccan Chronicle, 50 YEARS AGO

1 Student Killed, 5 Hurt As Police Fires On Mob

Patna: One student was killed and five others were injured when the police opened fire on a crowd in front of the Bihar National College here at midday today. The firing followed na alleged attempt by an angry mob, mostly comprising students, to set fire to a police van.

Police reports said that the firing was resorted to in self-defence when a police official was at the point of being overwhelmed and killed.

The students alleged that the firing had been indiscriminate and pointed out two bullet marks on a second-storey window of the college hostel building. They also maintained that it was unprovoked.

While the body of the student killed by police firing, Dinanath Pandey, a third-year student of the Patna Science College, was taken out in a big procession, some rowdies collected in front of the Punjab National Bank situated near the college and tried to loot it.

The police opened fire for the second time injuring several of them.

The report appearing on 13th August 2005 informs us:

The Asian Age, Bombay, August 13, 2005, page 14

Deccan Chronicle, 50 YEARS AGO

Police Fires Again In Patna: 6 Die, 18 Hurt

Patna: Six persons were killed and 18 injured in a day-long fight between the police and angry crowds in Patna today, the third day of the busmen - students quarrel over fare. A student was killed yesterday in police firing.

The police baton-charged, tear-gassed and fired on defiant crowds which thronged the main road of the city from time to time today, ignoring the ban on public assemblies imposed under section 144 of the Criminal Code.

The three-day long disturbances, which started on Thursday when a student of the local Bihar National College reportedly refused to pay the scheduled fare, were spreading into the districts, according to official reports received here tonight.

Crowds raided the police stations of Maner, Dinapur, Bihta and Bikram, a government communique said.

A mob stopped a train at Arrah today and searched it for policemen.

In Patna, a crowd assaulted Sitaram Singh, general secretary of the Bihar Provincial Congress Party, and Ram Binod Singh, a provincial legislator of the Congress Party, within the Medical College campus.

All of this is interesting, and sets the perspective for the Indians' misbehaviors with Goa and the rather mild and lenient punishment that they received, even by Indian standards!

By the way, the Biharese students were agitating for the right to travel free, a 'right' that the governments of several Indian provinces have been compelled to legitimize!

It is this lawless Bihar — a nation of Philistines and Amalecites — that produced the Red Fascist Ram-Manohar Lohia, its greatest fruit, and the patron saint of Goan traitors, quislings, fifth-columnists, collaborators, idiots and morons — as is proven by his progeny such as Jose Colaco, Ben Antao, Frederico Noronha, Marlon Menezes, Gaspar Almeida, etc., etc.

American Complicity In The Rape Of Goa

Goans are well aware that the Rape of Goa happened — and is sustained — with the full complicity of the United Nations, one of the many arms of the Judaeo-Masonic Complex or the "West" (as against "Christendom"). However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about the role of the Soviet Union, Communist China, England and the U.S.A. in the Rape of Goa.

The confusion over the U.S. role is due to the drama staged by Adlai Stevenson against the Indian Union in the U.N. General Assembly in late December 1961, following the official Portuguese complaint to the U.N. against the aggression of Indian imperialism and colonialism against Goa.

It is ignored that the Unitarian Stevenson was a fellow "Fabian Socialist" along with Nehru and Kennedy (See John Stormer's None Dare Call It Treason & "The Lohia Incident"). What is also overlooked is the promiscuous relationship between the U.S. and the Indian Union, which belies the propaganda of the Indian Union being 'anti-U.S.'.

Thus, for example, when in 1949, the Chinese Communists entered Outer Tibet in order to restore it to unity, and later, when the Dalai Lama fled in 1959 to Nepal and the Indian Union, the U.S., the Indian Union and Nepal collaborated to train and arm Tibetan terrorists against China (See the "Khampas War", 1959-1973); these Khampas attacked China across the Nepal frontier and the Indian Union's Assam frontier (N.E.F.A. or North-East Frontier Agency). In 1973, when the U.S. under Nixon conciliated with Communist China, it abruptly ended the Khampas program. Acting on U.S. orders, Nepal suddenly cracked down upon and eliminated the majority of these Khampas in the Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, which has been included within Nepal's borders. Thus ended Tibetan guerrila warfare against Communist China.

Adlai Stevenson's visit to Kashmir and negotiations with local politicans also acted as the pretext for the Indian Union to arrest Sheikh Abdullah, the Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, and to replace his democratic government with the puppet administration of Ghulam Mohammed.

The Rape of Goa must also be positioned within the Sino-Soviet Split, where the Soviets, under Khrushchev, mocked the Chinese for failing or refusing to use armed force to absorb the Portuguese and English exclaves of Macao and Hong Kong, while the Chinese affirmed that to follow such suggestions would be exercises in adventurism (See also Dennis J. Doolin's Territorial Claims In The Sino-Soviet Conflict, Hoover Institution Studies No. 7, Hoover Institution, Stanford University). It was in order to show up the Chinese that the Soviet Union instigated the Indian Union to stage the Rape of Goa, and it was precisely in order to punish the uppity Indian Union and put it back into place that China staged the 1962 Punitive Expeditions in Assam's North East Frontier Agency and Aksai Chin! (See Neville Maxwell: India's China War, 1962).

[It seems that Khrushchev, tied up in a confrontation with Kennedy over missile deployments in Cuba, informally committed to China that he would not intervene against China's 1962 Punitive Expeditions against the Indian Union. See also the Kennedy-Khrushchev Cuban Missile Circus]

Kuldeep Nayar is a senior Indian journalist, who had begun his career working as the Government of India Information Officer, attached first to Home Minister Gobind Ballabh Pant, and then to Lal-Bahadur Shastri, among other assignments and who has published a book of his experiences and notes of the period upto-1966 — Between The Lines. This book is an exercise in Indian hypocrisy and jingoism, an expression of the eternal Indian beggary and whining, pretending always that it is India that is the victim. Leaving that aside, one finds an interesting document in this book:

J.F. Kennedy's letter in reply to the Bottji Nehru on the Sino-Indian War, p. 192-3, from Kuldip Nayar's Between The Lines

October 27, 1962

Nehru has received a cheering reply from Kennedy to a message sent through Galbraith and a letter written on the same lines to other world dignitaries. Kennedy's letter says:
"Your Ambassador handed over your letter last night.

"The occasion of it is a difficult and painful one for you and a sad one for the whole world.

"Yet there is a sense in which I welcome your letter, because it permits me to say to you what has been in my mind since the Chinese Communists have begun to press their aggressive attack into Indian territory.

"I know I can speak for my whole country when I say that our sympathy in this situation is wholeheartedly with you.

"You have displayed an impressive degree of forbearance and patience in dealing with the Chinese.

"You have put into practice what all great religious teachers have urged and so few of their followers have been able to do.

"Alas, this teaching seems to be effective only when it is shared by both sides in a dispute.

"I want to give you support as well as sympathy. This is a practical matter, and if you wish, my Ambassador in New Delhi can discuss with you and the officials of your Government what we can do to translate our support into terms that are practically most useful to you as soon as possible.

"With all sympathies for India."

This, Kennedy's letter, is so full of the most unbelievable, breathtaking flummery, that it is impossible to comment upon it. Talk of a predeliction for Ghandian flummery! Kennedy's fantastic letter, however, demonstrates beyond every doubt the true face of the U.S. and of its attitude towards the Indian Union's Rape of Goa!

But this is not all. In sharp contrast to the U.S.'s actions in response to the Rape of Goa is its actions during the Chinese 1962 Punitive Expeditions. We have, again from Kuldeep Nayar's Between The Lines:

October 30, 1962

America's Ambassador to Pakistan, McConnaughly, has rushed to Rawalpindi to meet Mohammed Ali, the Foreign Minister. At India's initiative he is asking Ali to give an undertaking that Pakistan would not attack at this time. New Delhi's information is that the U.S. envoy has spoken forcefully about the dimension and seriousness of the situation and has expressed the hope that Pakistan will not embarrass India. He has argued that the outstanding issues between the two countries should remain frozen during the time Indian was engaged in fighting China.

Mohammed Ali has reportedly said he could not give the official viewpoint without consulting President Ayub. Mohammed Ali's personal veiw is said to be that he for one is quite clear about the seriousness of the situation. The Chinese are a greater menace than the Russians. India has nothing to fear from Pakistan. Mohammed Ali has said that President Ayub has already received President Kennedy's message not to do anything which would in any way distract the attention of New Delhi. Mohammed Ali has also mentioned that a similar request had come from MacMillan, Prime Minister of England.

He, however, says that once Kashmir is out of the way both countries can jointly stand four-square against the common threat from the north. Pakistan's fear is that if India were to contain China through massive aid from the USA, it may use what it got against Pakistan. Mohammed Ali argues that Pakistan has no grouse against (the U.S.') "allies"—a phrase he repeated again and again while talking to the U.S. Ambassador—if they give to Pakistan matching military aid "so that the balance of power remains unchanged."

Pakistan gave, at the U.S.'s insistence, an undertaking not to attack the Indian Union while it was preoccupied with the Chinese Punitive Expeditions of 1962; however, no sooner did the crisis pass than the Indian Union resume its pompously recalcitrant pretensions on Kashmir, refusing to negotiate or permit a free plebiscite, and it was in frustration against this bad faith on the part of the U.S. and the Indian Union that Pakistan staged the 1965 war!

Thus we learn two things:
  1. Despite Nehru's Rape of Goa, Kennedy continued to believe him to be some kind of immaculate saint — incapable of sinning or being in the wrong!

  2. In sharp contrast to its failure to come to the aid of Portugal, which was also its treaty obligation under the N.A.T.O. Treaty, and its behind-the-scenes moral support to the Indian Union during the Rape of Goa, and its pretension of being unable to act against the Indian Union and restore Goa to Portugal, the U.S.A. rushed to the aid of the Indian Union against China's Punitive Expedition of 1962, supplied it with a large quantity of arms, sent its forces to the Indian Union in order to intimidate China and also intervened to persuade Pakistan against taking advantage of the Indian Union's difficulties by opening a western front, and got Pakistan to formally commit to this!
All of this rather exposes the 'morality' of the U.S. in all its naked glory!

Lúcio — Patriota Goês e Português.
Do you know which ideology killed the most men in modern times? It is Red Fascism — Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Fidel Crasto, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Pol Pot, etc. — who murdered more than a 100 million between them. Compared to that, the Nazi death toll seems insignificant! — Lúcio

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