Goa’s 53 years of independence

Goa's 53 years of independence
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How many of us have heard of Goa? It’s a place in India which was under Portuguese rule during the Second World War.

After the war, Britain had given India their independence, but Portugal had kept their hands on Goa.

Libia Lobo Sardesai, who was part of the resistance to this, gave her account of the Portuguese rule. She said that they had two broadcasts on the radio, of which one was in Portuguese every day.

Eventually, she ran the Voice of Freedom radio station, which operated in a forest to try and win the political struggle for freedom.

The Indian army got involved and the Portuguese army had left, giving them their independence in December 1961.

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