Saturday, 16 June 2012

How Bamons used and discarded catholics in Goa - Part 1

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar declared in a Television interview to prudent media channel that those passing out in English medium will have to pass exams in Konkni and Marathi if they want government jobs. This is a latest brahminical diplomacy of the Saraswats in Goa. Saraswats and bamons have effectively used language as a weapon to further their policy of divide and rule. At a time when Goa was witnessing the end of Portuguese colonial rule and ushering of Indian brahmanical colonial rule in 1961 language was not an issue of dispute. Two main languages that people in Goa used includes Marathi and Roman Konkani. There was no dispute on this. Devnagri script konkani was not in existence then. bhahujan samaj used marathi while catholics used Roman script konkani for communication. Bamons and saraswats in Goa dreaded the possibility of Goa merging in Maharastra as Bhahujan samaj was all for it. Bamons of Goa plotted against this possibility and organised church and catholic population - who is today demanding English as mediums of instruction - against Bhahujan samaj. Moneyed bamon V.M.Salgaonkar spent 45 lakhs of rupees to fund this agitation of mobilizing votes against merger with Maharastra during opinion poll of January 1967. For this purpose he got Catholic mulnivasis to vote en mass against merger with Catholic Bamon Dr. Jack Sequeira as a leader. This is the first instance wherein bamons used Catholics of Goa to further their agenda of dominance. Even though bhahujan samaj and Catholics are both mulnivasis, both shudras, both parties allowed Brahmins to manipulate themselves.


Then again in 1986 in a violent fights leading to loss of life and blood was fought. Two groups of mulnivasis fought this fight and both the groups lost the battle. One group of Shudras - Bhahujans who used marathi  was fighting for making Marathi as official language of Goa. The Second group of Shudras - Catholics who used roman scripted konkani was fighting for making Konkani as official language of Goa. Konkani was declared the winner but not the Roman script konkani. Devnagri konkani, the language of Bamons was declared official language of Goa. Both the parties of Shudras lost in the battle. Bamons won. Mulnivasis lost. Eurasian Brahmins won. This is the second instance wherein bamons used catholics of Goa to further their agenda of dominance. Even though bhahujan samaj and Catholics are both mulnivasis, both shudras, both parties allowed Brahmins to manipulate them. This happened mainly because both parties failed to realize that they are being used by bamons and did not recognize bamon as their hereditary enemy. While bamons recognized mulnivasis - who they classified in manusmriti as shudras - as their hereditary enemy.

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