Shashi Tharoor (born 9 March 1956) is an Indian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.
But he must know the fact that Portuguese persecuted Hindus, killed, raped and converted thousands of Hindus by force to Christianity
According to Indo-Portuguese historian Teotonio R. de Souza, grave abuses were practised in Goa. The inquisition was set as a tribunal, headed by a judge, sent to Goa from Portugal. The judge was answerable only to the General Counsel of the Lisbon Inquisition and handed down punishments as per the Standing Rules that governed that institution. The palace where the Inquisition was conducted was known to people as the fearful Big House. The Inquisition proceedings were secretive.
Fr. Diogo da Borba and his advisor Vicar General, Miguel Vaz had made plans for converting the Hindus. Under this plan Viceroy António de Noronha issued in 1566, an order applicable to the entire area under Portuguese rule:
I hereby order that in any area owned by my master, the king, nobody should construct a Hindu temple and such temples already constructed should not be repaired without my permission. If this order is transgressed, such temples shall be destroyed, and the goods in them shall be used to meet expenses of holy deeds, as punishment of such transgression.
In 1567, the campaign of destroying temples in Bardez met with “success”. At the end of it, 300 Hindu temples were destroyed. Enacting laws, prohibition was laid from 4 December 1567 on rituals of Hindu marriages, sacred thread wearing and cremation. All the persons above 15 years of age were compelled to listen to Christian preaching, failing which they were punished. In 1583, Hindu temples at Assolna and Cuncolim were destroyed through army action.
“The fathers of the Church forbade the Hindus under terrible penalties the use of their own sacred books, and prevented them from all exercise of their religion. They destroyed their temples, and so harassed and interfered with the people that they abandoned the city in large numbers, refusing to remain any longer in a place where they had no liberty, and were liable to imprisonment, torture and death if they worshipped after their own fashion the gods of their fathers.” wrote Filippo Sassetti, who was in India from 1578 to 1588.
In 1620, an order was passed to prohibit the Hindus from performing their marriage rituals. An order was issued in June 1684 for suppressing the Konkani language and making it compulsory to speak the Portuguese language. The law provided for dealing toughly with anyone using the local language. Following that law all the non-Christian cultural symbols and the books written in local languages were sought to be destroyed. Charles Dellon experienced first hand the cruelty of the Inquisition’s agents. He published a book in 1687 describing his experiences in Goa. Relation de l’Inquisition de Goa (The Inquisition of Goa).
Here is what Shashi Tharoor Tweets:
St Paul's Church, Diu, built by the Portuguese in 1601, rededicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/gWwTSDuoCo
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 4, 2017
Here is how Chairman of Manipal Global Education Mohadas Pai slammed shashi tharoor:
— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) May 4, 2017
People on twitter also slammed shashi:
— Sankrant Sanu सानु (@sankrant) May 5, 2017
— Ananya (@a_r_j_u_n) May 4, 2017
@ShashiTharoor Wonder how many Indians were butchered in Diu by thePortuguese
— Sridhar Samu (@sridhar_samu) May 4, 2017
@ShashiTharoor Shame on this dog for glorifying brutal and forced conversion of Hindus by Portuguese
— Jiks (@jiks) May 4, 2017
— ॐ भारत ॐ (@_dharam_vir) May 4, 2017
@ShashiTharoor U r the example of a perfect slave.Portuguese persecuted Hindus in Goa,destroyed temples,killed my forefathers and u r glorifying them?Shame
— MaoKiller (@AshishK1607) May 5, 2017