Goa Tourism Ministry Apologises for Calling Marathas as 'Invaders'

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After Leader of Opposition connected Friday Digambar Kamat flagged the issue, Goa Tourism was forced to retreat the tweet referring to Shivaji's penetration of the state, calling it arsenic an "erroneous reference".

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A portion of past has triggered a hiccup successful Goa Tourism ministry’s societal media campaign, aft the authorities bureau was forced to retreat a tweet which referred to the Maratha army’s subject run against Portuguese-held Goa arsenic “an enactment of invasion”.

After Leader of Opposition connected Friday Digambar Kamat flagged the issue, Goa Tourism was forced to retreat the tweet referring to Shivaji’s penetration of the state, calling it arsenic an “erroneous reference”.

“The irresponsible @BJP4Goa Government INSULTS Maratha’s led by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by calling the Great Warriors arsenic INVADERS. @TourismGoa Aclarification makes propaganda of Salazars Portuguese Regime. Is this the MODIfied History @BJP4India present penning @goacm? @INCGoa,” Kamat tweeted connected Friday.

The Goa Tourism had tweeted, “The Aguada jailhouse is portion of the beauteous Fort Aguada which was built successful the twelvemonth 1612. This fort which erstwhile defended the Portuguese stronghold against Dutch and Maratha invaders is divided into 2 main parts — The precocious and the little fort.”

In a consequent post, the Goa Tourism societal grip has apologised for the “erroneous reference” to Marathas arsenic invaders.

“In our station astir Aguada fort, the connection ‘invader’ was meant to beryllium utilized for the Dutch. It was intended to beryllium work ‘stronghold against Dutch invaders and Maratha rulers’ alternatively of the erroneous reference. We regret the mistake and apologise,” Goa Tourism tweeted.

Goa was ruled arsenic a Portuguese colony for 451 years, an concern which ended successful 1961 aft the Indian equipped forces Liberation Goa from Portuguese yoke.

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