Goa Special Status (GSS) under Article 371(1) is in my opinion an entry to a club of backward states like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh that will be a great setback to Goa, once `Rome of the Orient’ under Portuguese rule and currently aspiring to be like Singapore.
Backward states are ghettos with thousands of unemployed and other negative factors. Goa should not join this club.
Goa has a right to be outside of the Indian corruption syndrome and the club of backward states in India. Once Goa is degraded to backward state level, the brutal rape/exploitation of human and natural resources will accelerate, as will the silent ethnic cleansing of minorities, granting easy access to rich and beautiful natural resources.
Special status would be a setback to the ideas and legacy of great Goans like DD Kosambi, Dr Francisco Luis Gomes, Menezes Braganca, TB Cunha, Dr Jack Sequeira, the diaspora community and many others that fight and fought for their mother Goa to be best in the world.
There is no difference between the mindset of the brutal rapist of the 23 year old young girl and the five year old child in New Delhi and the hidden agenda for special status to pillage an estimated one billion tones of ore containing iron, gold and strategic components, and the beautiful land of Goa.
Yes, late Jawaharlal Nehru promised to preserve Goan identity including its distinct mindset in the Indian mosaic ~ a fusion of east and west with the political maturity of continental Europe.
As opposed to special status, under special political status (SPS) Goa will remain part of India, having representatives in New Delhi. Human and natural resources should be under Goa’s governance.
The governor, chief minister, chief secretary and executive of government departments should be Goans with no political affiliation outside Goa. The Goan diaspora should be the partner to rebuild Goa and use its rich natural resources to promote 100% quality literacy and 100% employment for Goans and the diaspora community first and also for Indians, under equal opportunity and performance. The economy should maintain a sustainable balance of heritage and vision.
A revolution in governance based on the engineering culture and the governance style of Emperor Ashoka should be the basis to rebuild Goa and India. Ashoka’s governance system for the wellbeing of rural and urban areas was admired and followed by neighboring nations. It is in contrast to modern Indian governance. Granting Goa special political status (GSPS) is a constitutional matter and this should be accommodated by adding a new Article to the Indian Constitution that already has 450 Articles being the longest in the world.
India would benefit much from giving Goa special political status just as China created a special administrative zone (SAZ) for Macau and Hong Kong that are now outperforming the mainland.
There are many arguments for GSPS. It will remove the status of Goa as annexed by India from the United Nations chart. Migrants are the Trojan horses implementing the silent ethnic cleansing of the minority in Goa for vote banks to outnumber Goans. This is a very serious violation of human rights and unique in the history of mankind, in that it is the first time the conqueror becomes the majority, in contrast to the Tibet situation in China.
On average three Goans everyday get Portuguese passports for better jobs, one in every 14 is jobless equal to 1,13,277 youth as of January 31. GSPS is a solution to create jobs to stop the brain drain. Indian corruption is flourishing day by day due to a brutal mindset to become rich the next day.
Political engineering is the ultimate solution for India to redirect an oligarchy on to the road to democracy.