Cuncolim: Cuncolim Chieftains Memorial Trust has claimed that vested interests had committed glaring mischief by distorting the history during exhibition held to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Trust has said that they strongy condemn the glaring mischief played by vested interests in distorting the history of Cuncolim revolt, in an exhibition where it is depicted in a standie along with other history at KTC bus stand, Panaji as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – India @75.
“Cuncolkars are agitated over the distortion in history of Cuncolim. While making a mention of the Cuncolim revolt it is stated in the exhibition that “after the revolt at Cuncolim, where the Chieftains were massacred at Assolna fort byshutting its gates when one of the Chieftains managed to escape by jumping in the River Sal through a toilet hole and fleeing to the distant Karwar.”
Upon this the history appears to be correct. However, what is objectionable is that it is mentioned that “following execution of the leaders, the hindu Brahmin landlords of Cuncolim and neighbouring villages of Velim, Assolna, Ambelim and Veroda refused to pay taxes on the produce generated from their fields and orchards to the Portuguese government and that as a result their lands were confiscated and entrusted to the Condado of the Marquis of Fronteire.”