‘Important’ Documents About Goa in Portugal
PANAJI, (IANS) – Many secrets about Portuguese rule of Goa will tumble out from “important” documents sought by the state government from Lisbon, Minister for Archives and Archaeology Subhash Phaldesai said on June 10, adding that in exchange, the state government was willing to exchange any documents which were sought by the Portuguese.
Phaldesai also said that the state government would approach the Union Ministry for External Affairs to obtain the documents.
The important documents pertaining to Goa are in Lisbon and is the correspondence made with Lisbon (by Portuguese rulers of Goa) to stall Shivaji Maharaj.
The documents will also have property records of the era to ascertain who owned which properties during the colonial era.
“The Portuguese government has nothing to lose from their side. It is our own property; it should come to us. Whatever we have belonging to Portugal, we may have to give that. It is an exchange,” Phaldesai also said.