Annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Conflict in Portuguese India 1954-1961.

The Annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (also referred to as Liberation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli or Invasion of Dadra )when those territories passed from the Portuguese rule to the Indian Union rule in 1954.
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After India attained independence in 1947, some residents, with the help of volunteers of organisations such as the United Front of Goans (UFG), the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Azad Gomantak Dal occupied Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1954 and displaced Portuguese rule. The territories were subsequently merged into the Indian Union in 1961.

After India attained independence in 1947, some residents, with the help of volunteers of organisations such as the United Front of Goans (UFG), the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Azad Gomantak Dal occupied Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1954 and displaced Portuguese rule. The territories were subsequently merged into the Indian Union in 1961.

Los enclaves interiores de Dadrá y Nagar Haveli eran dependencias del territorio de Damão pero fueron ocupados por la Unión India el 2 de Agosto de 1954 .

Los enclaves interiores de Dadrá y Nagar Haveli eran dependencias del territorio de Damão pero fueron ocupados por la Unión India el 2 de Agosto de 1954 .

Manifestantes vindos da Índia para libertar Goa do controle Português, aproximando-se do lado  indiano da fronteira. E, posto de fronteira na estrada Karwar, vigiado por tropas portuguesas. 1954.

Manifestantes vindos da Índia para libertar Goa do controle Português, aproximando-se do lado indiano da fronteira. E, posto de fronteira na estrada Karwar, vigiado por tropas portuguesas. 1954.

Monumento aos mortos de Silvassá - Dadrá (22Jul1954).

Monumento aos mortos de Silvassá - Dadrá (22Jul1954).

"Freedom Fighters" of the AGD, from Portuguese State of India.

"Freedom Fighters" of the AGD, from Portuguese State of India.

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli", 1957.

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli",

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli", 1957.

A postcard of "liberated areas of Dadra & Nagar Haveli",

Commandos of the Azad Gomantak Dal. They operated in  Dadra, against Indo-Portuguese authority in the 1950's.

Commandos of the Azad Gomantak Dal. They operated in Dadra, against Indo-Portuguese authority in the

In early 1954, volunteers Raja Wakankar and Nana Kajrekar of the RSS visited the area round about Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman several times to study the topography and also to get acquainted with locals who wanted to switch from being a Portuguese colony to being an Indian union territory. In April 1954, the RSS formed a coalition with the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), and the Azad Gomantak Dal (AGD) for the annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli into the Republic of…

In early 1954, volunteers Raja Wakankar and Nana Kajrekar of the RSS visited the area round about Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman several times to study the topography and also to get acquainted with locals who wanted to switch from being a Portuguese colony to being an Indian union territory. In April 1954, the RSS formed a coalition with the National Movement Liberation Organisation (NMLO), and the Azad Gomantak Dal (AGD) for the annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli into the Republic of…

Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar and Postmaster General of Goa Region Shri Charles Lobo released a special cover on Dr. Jack De Sequeira.

Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar and Postmaster General of Goa Region Shri Charles Lobo released a special cover on Dr.

Missa por alma de Aniceto do Rosário e António Fernandes Mortos no cumprimento do dever ao serviço da Pátria Na Basílica de Bom Jesus.

Missa por alma de Aniceto do Rosário e António Fernandes Mortos no cumprimento do dever ao serviço da Pátria Na Basílica de Bom Jesus.

Shooting On Goa Border (1955)

Shooting On Goa Border

The Police Station of Dadra which was attacked  ,August 1954.The UFG, led by Francis Mascarenhas, Viman Sardesai and others, attacked the police station in Dadra on the night of 22 July 1954, assassinating Aniceto Rosário, sub-inspector at Dadra Police Station.[3] The next morning, the Indian flag was hoisted and Dadra was declared a free territory. A panchayat led by Jayanti Bhai Desai was formed for the administration of Dadra.

The Police Station of Dadra which was attacked ,August 1954.The UFG, led by Francis Mascarenhas, Viman Sardesai and others, attacked the police station in Dadra on the night of 22 July 1954, assassinating Aniceto Rosário, sub-inspector at Dadra Police Station.[3] The next morning, the Indian flag was hoisted and Dadra was declared a free territory. A panchayat led by Jayanti Bhai Desai was formed for the administration of Dadra.

La foto muestra a un comando del Azad Gomantak Dal (“Grupo de los Goeses Libres”) con cuatro colaboradores. Perfectamente uniformados y equipados, fogueados en la guerra del desierto y sus golpes de mano, son el grupo guerrillero que mayores bajas causó a los portugueses en los territorios del Estado Portugués de la India (sólo a lo largo de 1961 causaron la muerte de 80 policías en Goa). Ni en Guinea, Angola o Mozambique volverán a encontrar los lusos un oponente tan temible como éste .

Commandos of the Azad Gomantak Dal. They operated in Dadra, against Indo-Portuguese authority in the

En uno de los numerosos incidentes fronterizos, fuerzas policiales y militares portuguesas disuelven una “marcha pacífica” sobra Goa. Los “satyagrahis”, vestidos de blanco, muestran el contenido  de sus bolsas antes de ser transportados en vehículos militares y autobuses civiles hasta los destacamentos de policía convertidos en centros de detención (fotografía publicada –ca. 1954– por la revista Life - See more at…

En uno de los numerosos incidentes fronterizos, fuerzas policiales y militares portuguesas disuelven una “marcha pacífica” sobra Goa. Los “satyagrahis”, vestidos de blanco, muestran el contenido de sus bolsas antes de ser transportados en vehículos militares y autobuses civiles hasta los destacamentos de policía convertidos en centros de detención (fotografía publicada –ca. 1954– por la revista Life - See more at…

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