Thursday, 29 October 2015

Goa Fisheries department called to defend fishing interest against marinas

Date: 27th October 2015
To,
The Minister of Fisheries,
Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa

To,
Secretary (Fisheries),
Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa

To,
Director,
Directorate of Fisheries,
Panjim, Goa

Subject: Fishing rights violations in Zuari river due to MPT proposed marinas

Sir/Madam,
We write to you to express our complete opposition to the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) proposed two Marinas in Zuari river to cater to the high end tourists. One of them is in Bambolim and second one in Sancoale as per declaration of then Acting Chairman and Deputy Chairman of MPT Mr.Cyril George to press on April 8, 2015 in Panjim. The villagers engaged in fishing activities in Tiswadi taluka are directly affected specially from the villages of Odxel, Cacra, Nauxi, Bambolim, Siridao, Agassaim, Goa Velha, and Dona Paula are affected in North Goa while Sancoale, Cortalim, etc villages are affected in South Goa. The decision of MPT to construct Marinas earlier in Nauxi was opposed on 05 December 2010 and the links to Times of India report is here for your ready reference:
Villagers successfully opposed this ill-conceived project of the MPT and now after four years and four months is sought to implement the same project all over again, this time in Bambolim and additional one at Sancoale.
Curca-Telaulim-Bambolim Panchayat in fact passed Gram Sabha resolution against proposed marina on January 30, 2011 on grounds that it would adversely affect the traditional fishing activities of the villagers. The villagers also argued that the waterfront would spell ecological disaster to the village as it require dredging of the river and construction on the waterfront both of which would affect the flow of water. You may access links online of the report published in Times of India:
The village Panchayat of Curca-Telaulim-Bambolim-Nauxim Gram Sabha on 19th April 2015 has already expressed its unanimous opposition to the proposed Marinas in Zuari river. Why should serving high end tourists in the form of marinas spell dead end to local fisher people on the banks of Zuari river? This is important to answer.
Our understanding is that this decision is declaration of war against indigenous people as first land was taken over for Goa University, International Centre, Aldeia de Goa, Grand Hyatt, and now Zuari river too is being taken away without our consent. Truly arrogant plus dictatorial way of functioning intended towards complete destruction of livelihood based on fishing threatening food security. Aldeia de Goa and Grand Hyatt are starred hotels serving tourists and are illegitimately occupying land of local tribal people’s homeland. This is nature of aggression perpetuated on indigenous people of Goa in the name of tourism on land. And now this aggression on indigenous people including ST. OBC people has been extended into Zuari river. We have not forgotten MPT aggression on Cacra village in 1997 when it permitted Timblos to construct Offshore Stockyard and Berth (OSB) that was opposed successfully by the villagers.
Kindly convey our views of firm opposition to your seniors at the Union Ministry of Shipping as pleasure of high end tourists cannot be allowed to take priority and push fishing communities into dead end.
The Lease agreements of 12 and 14 October 2010 – one in Nauxim of MPT with Kargwal Constructions Pvt Ltd and another in Sancoale of MPT with Yacht heavens Pvt Ltd – has written clause to allow free flow of Barges undisturbed “The LESSEE shall take all precautions to ensure that barge movements are not affected during the construction as well as operation period of the Marina” and fishermen are not even acknowledged to have been existing and fishing even though fisheries department, Government of Goa has issued licenses to several people to carry on fishing in Zuari River.
We hereby advise you to convey to the Union Ministry of Shipping in New Delhi that Marinas in Zuari will adversely affect fishing activities and that ask for the cancellation of these plans to set up marinas in Zuari River. The affected locations from where people come and fish in Zuari river includes Caranzalem, Nerul, Dona Paula, Odxel, Cacra, Nauxi, Bambolim, Siridao, Goa Velha, Agacaim, Madkai, Cortalim, Sancoale, Chicalim, Vasco etc.

Any attempt to forcefully bulldoze marinas that are stalled due to public pressure for past 5 years will have serious repercussions for the lives of fishing community. Needless to say that already aggravated situation will further deteriorate. We have already documented this deteriorating condition for your ready reference at http://www.bharatmukti.blogspot.in/search/label/Fishing

We urgently call upon you to protect interest of fishing in Zuari without compromising in any way from lobbies connected to tourism, shipping, prostitution and gambling.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours sincerely,

        Sd/-
Maggie Silveira
President, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Goa State Unit

        Sd/-
Sanjay Pereira
Convener, Bharat Mutkti Morcha,
Cacra unit


       Sd/-
Rohidas Andrade
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Bambolim unit

          
         Sd/-
Soccoro Braganza
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Siridao Unit

       
          Sd/- 
Anthony Cardozo
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Curca Unit


         Sd/-
Sitaram Pereira
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Odxel Unit


       Sd/-
Milind Palkar
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Nauxi unit


          Sd/-
Chandrakant Lotlikar
Secretary, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Siridao Unit


         Sd/-
Amir Mardolkar
Co-convenor, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Nauxi Unit






Sunday, 25 October 2015

Fishing - Tourism conflicts in Zuari River

Here is the Map of various levels of conflicts in involving traditional fishermen and Trawlers, Traditional Fishermen and Tourism interests of luxury variety located at Hotel Grand Hyatt and Aldeia de Goa. Click here for the links.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Fishermen’s burden of illegal ground trawler fishing and Water sports

Date: 16th October 2015


To,
Mr. A. Monsorrate,
The Member of Legislative Assembly,
Santa Cruz Constituency, Goa

To,
Mrs. Jenifer Monsorrate,
The Member of Legislative Assembly,
Taleigao Constituency,
Goa

To,
Vishnu Surya Wagh,
The Member of Legislative Assembly,
St. Andre Constituency,
Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Taleigao village Panchayat,
Taleigao, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Santa Cruz Village Panchayat,
Santa Cruz, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Curca-Bambolim-Nauxim Panchayat,
Bambolim, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Siridao village Panchayat,
Siridao, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Agacaim village Panchayat,
Agacaim, Goa



Subject: Fishermen’s burden of illegal ground trawler fishing and Water sports in Zuari River
Dear Madam/Sir,
We wish to urgently bring to your attention the deepening crisis in fisheries department, Government of Goa on two counts. The First one is about the illegal trawler fishing very close to the Coast from Siridao to Odxel sometimes even extends up to Agacaim coast. As you are already aware that fishing by trawlers within 5 kilometers from the shore is banned by law yet there is widespread trawler fishing is going on with no respect to law. We have observed that this violation is taking place with active connivance of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Goa. That’s the reason till day no permanent patrol vessel has been installed in Zuari River in spite of suggestion from Bharat Mukti Morcha conveyed to Chief Secretary and to all the three levels of the Fisheries department namely Minister of Fisheries, Secretary to Fisheries as well as Director of Fisheries.

Director of Fisheries instead of enforcing the law indulged in subjecting fishermen from Zuari coast under political pressure to carry on illegal trawling in Zuari River unhindered. Police from harbor police station when called so many times either refuse to answer our calls or inform us that their patrol boat is suffering engine break down or no funds to buy fuel or busy in bandobast somewhere else. Sometimes Police informs us that they have booked some trawlers for illegal fishing and sent the papers to Fisheries department for further proceeding to prosecution. But trawlers are free to repeat the offence of illegal fishing to infinity.

On number of occasions Director of Fisheries Shamila Monteiro behaved arrogantly with the fishermen when complained about the illegal trawlers and even told not to call her to lodge complaints. Timetable for patrolling that is followed is flawed to the core as it involves patrolling in Zuari River only for two hours out of twenty four hours in a day. This too exists only on paper. On number of occasions Minister of Fisheries Avertano Furtado has behaved arrogantly with the fishermen when called to complain. He asked the complaining fishermen to go and arrest the trawlers privately in their boats thereby causing likely law and order problem. We have refused to heed to this suggestion from the Minister.

Fisheries department though has a patrol boat but in spite of telephone calls rarely comes to Zuari river to stop illegal trawler fishing. And even when boat arrives it never compounds any trawlers as there is internal nexus with trawlers with Fisheries department, and offending trawlers suddenly flee at once from the river. All this has disastrous consequences to marine ecology of Zauri River besides on the livelihood of the fishermen of the Coastal villages of Zuari River. Zuari river is rich is fish variety and even scientific paper has been recently published by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) based in Old Goa after year long field study. This river is a place for spawning of fish; and ground trawling disrupts this completely. Years of experience of the local fishermen has confirmed this reality. We have to unite to protect Zuari River as well as traditional fishermen who depend on fishing. River cannot be allowed to be ransacked the way currently is being done through trawler ground fishing with active collaboration of Fisheries department. After ‘N’ number of letters in warded to the Chief Secretary and he knowing the reality faced by traditional fishermen refused appointment to Bharat Mukti Morcha.

The second issue that we wish to draw your attention to is the water sports activities operating through the premises of Hotel Grand Hyatt in Bambolim. This is done by entity called Aqua Sail. Through out last year Fishermen are objecting, and permissions even cancelled. But due to political pressure it was granted again by Fisheries department. This month we understand that fisheries department has granted permissions for water sports again as Aqua sail boats are seen again indulging in water sports thereby disrupting fishing activities.  There is very serious disruption of fishing practices due to water sports activities in Zuari River. Fishermen are not able to carry on their normal fishing activities. There are also clashes reported and one fishermen Vishnu Kankonkar was even slapped by previous Agacaim PI Devendra Gad on Bambolim beach on 19th April 2014 for objecting to water sports activities in Zuari River. This high handedness we protest and must stop. Hotel Grand Hyatt is confirmed illegal and it has no right to harbor invasive entities like Aqua Sail in its premises.

Bharat Mukti Morcha therefore calls upon you to initiate steps to stop illegal trawling in Zuari river totally and also to stop water sports activities in Zuari river totally.
We hereby share the daily record of fishing rights violations from 30th September 2015 till 15th October 2015 for your ready reference:

Date with Time
Nature of Fishing Rights Violations in Zuari
30/09/2015  at 3.35 pm
35 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
30/09/2015 at  7.15 pm
23 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
01/10/2015 at 7.30 am
45 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
01/10/2015 at 6.00 pm
23 trawlers close to Cacra coast
02/10/2015 at 6.6 am
21 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
02/10/2015 at 4.00 pm
15 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
03/10/2015 at 3.00 pm
22 trawlers carried on illegal fishing. When police came trawlers fled.
04/10/2015 at 12.00 noon
8 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
04/10/2015 at 3.00 pm
8 water sports boats noticed off Nauxim coast
08/10/2015 at 3.00 pm
5 trawler carried on illegal fishing
08/10.2015 at 4.00 pm
Several boats from Aqua sail disrupted fishing
10/10/2015 at 8.00 am
8 trawlers carried on illegal fishing near Siridao-Cacra coastline
10/10/2015 at 3.30 pm
Few boats from Aqua Sail disturbed fishing
14/10/2015 at 4.00 pm
2 trawlers carried on illegal fishing within 50 meters of Cacra Coast
15/10/2015 at 8.30 am
3 trawlers carried on illegal fishing in Zuari
15/10/2015 at 3.00 pm
13 trawlers carried on illegal fishing till 6.30 pm. Police arrived after trawlers left the scene. There looks to be certain match-fixing between trawlers and the Police, trawlers and the Fisheries department.

Your prompt and decisive immediate action before situation of traditional fishermen and marine ecology of Zuari River further aggravates will be highly appreciated. We look forward for your kind support and action as the traditional fishermen are put into severe problems by Director of Fisheries Shamila Monteiro and Minister of Fisheries Avertano Furtado. Looking at the data above this is a ground reality.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,


        Sd/-
Maggie Silveira
President,
Goa State Unit

         Sd/-
Sanjay Pereira
Convener,
Cacra unit

        Sd/-
Rohidas Andrade
Convener,
Bambolim unit


        Sd/-
Soccoro Braganza
Convener,
Siridao Unit

        Sd/-
Anthony Cardozo
Convener,
Curca Unit

        Sd/- 
Sitaram Pereira
Convener,
Odxel Unit

      Sd/-
Milind Palkar
Convener,
Nauxi unit

       Sd/-
Chandrakant Lotlikar
Secretary, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Siridao Unit

       Sd/-
Hanuman Dias
Co-convenor
Odxel Unit

      Sd/-
Honu Dinkar,
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit

      Sd/-
Deu Kankonkar
Secretary,
Nauxi Unit

     Sd/-
Bikaro Dias
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit

     Sd/-
Yeshwant Shirodkar,
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit

      Sd/-
Manguesh Sawant,
Co-convener,
Odxel unit

      Sd/-
Amir Mardolkar,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit

      Sd/-
Francis Coelho,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit

      Sd/-
Dulba Pereira,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit

      Sd/-
Santosh Gauns,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit

      Sd/-
Sheila D’mello,
Co-convener
Cacra Unit

      Sd/-
Santosh Kukalkar,
Co-convener
Cacra unit





Copy to   (1) Minister of Fisheries, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
                 (2) Secretary (Fisheries), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
                 (3) Director of Fisheries, Panjim, Goa
                 (4) Chief Secretary, Secretariate, Porvorim, Goa


Monday, 19 October 2015

Cannon Law and Civil Law fraud master Goa Archbishop Ferrao is Peace and Unity Marathon Chief Patron!

Please be informed about serious frauds committed by Goa Archbishop and how Church bodies are manipulated to cover up these frauds. The latest is the abuse of two Catholic Lay organizations engaged in organizing United Goa Marathon: Run for Unity and Peace on November 14, 2015. Two organizations are Catholic Association of Goa (CAG) in collaboration with All India Catholic Union (AICU). Because of the proxy Bamon control exercised over both these organizations has refrained taking decisive steps against Goa Archbishop’s frauds in Vanxim and instead has openly got entrapped into his chain of greed. John the Baptist warned during his time. This is the warning of our time. Both the organizations believe in idiom ‘See no evil at Paço Patriarchal, Hear no evil at Paço Patriarchal, and speak no evil at Paço Patriarchal’. Instead this run has Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao as its Chief Patron! 

Bharat Mukti Morcha is not against sports like marathon, nor against ideal of Peace and Unity nor against Goa and Goans but certainly against every evil that flows from Archbishops’s house in Panjim to promote exclusive interest of Bamon Raj. It is this Archbishop Neri that is involved in top level Bamon Raj advocacy and action. It is this Archbishop Neri who is responsible to manipulate public opinion to collaborate with another Bamon Manohar Parrikar and got BJP in power resulting in several attacks on Mulnivasi Christians. And after getting himself promoted as Defense Minister of India continued his friendly collaborative links with Goa Archbishop and now both of them have collaborated to take away huge tract of land in Canaguinim-Naqueri-Betul Panchayat to get it as permanent venue for Air shows. 

We have no doubt that we need a marathon run for Justice targeting Archbishop of Goa to expose all that is hidden including diversion of wealth in Swiss accounts. They are both active votaries of Government the word that has origin in two Latin words ‘Guverno’ that means ‘to control’ and ‘mentis’ that means ‘mind’. So mind control mechanism has a name called Government. And who wants to control minds? Bamons. Whose minds that they want to control ‘Mulnivasis’ or ‘Shudras’ – a Sanskrit word for Slaves as per law of Manusmriti. Currently Goa is packed with large number of mind control mechanisms that projects Bamons on the top of the World to be obeyed by the rest of the people.

Here we bring to your kind attention and graceful reflection the way Archbishop Ferrao  effected the sale deed through then Attorney of Patriarch of East indies Fr. Arlino de Mello on February 11, 2006. Sale deed is recorded at sub-registrar’s office, located in Panjim that heralds new era of bold frauds by Goa Archbishop now Patron of CAG organized and AICU collaborated Marathon for Peace and Unity.

Civil law fraud

What the Archbishop of Goa Felipe Neri Ferrao held all along namely that his Sale of Vanxim island is legally correct but morally wrong(even though Archbishop is supposed to uphold morals he admits his own moral failures) has found to be a bluff. Evidence surfaced from section 13A of the Goa, Daman and Diu Agricultural Tenancy Act, 1964 points towards Vanxim sale being not only morally wrong but also legally wrong. This section was inserted in the law by the Goa, Daman & Diu Agricultural Tenancy (Amendment) Act, 1966. Section 13A has seven clauses and we reproduce it here in public interest so that Goa Archbishop is asked by CAG members, AICU members, parishioners from various parishes in the world, Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), Federation of Asian Bishops (FABC) and the Vatican city officials headed by Pope Francis. Fr.Francisco Caldeira too has given ill conceived, ill informed public statements in a bid to confuse public.
Vanxim paddy fields belonged legally to Santa Monica convent. Archbishop Ferrao  effected the sale deed through then Attorney of Patriarch of East indies Fr. Arlino de Mello on February 11, 2006. Sale deed is recorded at sub-registrar’s office, located in Panjim.
It is worth noting that both parties: sellers - the Archbishop Ferrao as well as the buyer Mahendra Gaunekar – are bamons and this is not by co-incidence. This is where the seeds of injustice are sown by Archbishop Neri and now sought to be covered up through marathon run for Peace and Unity. It is here that Archbishop stood united for Bamons and caused body blow to the Peace of munlivasi people who are Catholics and who are not.
The paddy fields are tenanted land with nearly 60 tenants on it. We have already published as to how this sale deed has violated Canon Law but will do it here again to refresh memory. Now in this posting we are please to share text of section 13A of the Goa, Daman and Diu Agricultural Tenancy Act, 1964 to expose how Goa Archbishop has indulged in legal violations besides self admitted moral wrongs which should have prompted him to exit but has not allowed him to do so.
Section 13A: Tenant’s right of first purchase: - (1) When a landlord intends to sell any land cultivated by a tenant he shall give notice of his intention to the tenant in the prescribed manner and shall specify the price at which the sale is to take place and call upon him to state within 90 days of receipt of the notice whether he is willing to buy the land at the price specified.
(2) The tenant may within 90 days of receipt of the notice signify in the prescribed manner his readiness to purchase the land at the price specified in the notice and there upon a contract to purchase the land at the said price shall be deemed to have been concluded between the landlord and the tenant.
(3) If the tenant is willing to purchase the land but contends that the price specified in the notice is excessive he may apply to the Collector in prescribed manner within 30 days of receipt of notice under sub-section (1) for determining the price whereupon the Collector shall determine the same in prescribed manner in accordance with the principles laid down in the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 and the price so determined by  the Collector shall be deemed to be the price specific in the notice under sub-section (1). But the tenant shall in such an event exercise the option conferred by sub-section (2) within 60 days the receipt of notice of the price fixed by the Collector.
(4) If the tenant fails within the period specified in sub-section (1) to signify his acceptance as provided in sub-section (2), the landlord shall be free to sell the land in question to any person at a price not lower than that set out in the notice or the price determined by the Collector under sub-section (3) as the case may be.
(5) Any sale by a landlord to a person other than a tenant without giving the notice required by sub-section (1), or before the expiry of the period of the said notice or at price lower than, that set out in the notice or the price determined by the Collector under sub-section (3) as t he case may be, shall be void.
(6) Notwithstanding anything in this section, tenant who fails to avail himself of the offer of first purchase made under sub-section (1) shall not, by reason thereof, cease to be a tenant, but shall continue as tenant under the new owner on the same terms and conditions as before.
(7) Government may, subject to due appropriation being made in this behalf, grant on such terms as may be prescribed, a loan to a tenant for the purchase of any land in respect of which a notice ha been served upon him under sub-section (1).

While the above is a complete section 13A that has been violated by Goa Archbishop lets now take closer look at clauses (1) and (5) that bear brazen violations. Santa Monica was legally bound to serve the notice of sale stating the price. Lets look at the Clause (1) again here:

(1) When a landlord intends to sell any land cultivated by a tenant he shall give notice of his intention to the tenant in the prescribed manner and shall specify the price at which the sale is to take place and call upon him to state within 90 days of receipt of the notice whether he is willing to buy the land at the price specified.”

This clause was violated as Archbishop sold Vanxim island in secrecy.
Then clause 5 of this section invalidates such sales. It states “(5) Any sale by a landlord to a person other than a tenant without giving the notice required by sub-section (1), or before the expiry of the period of the said notice or at price lower than, that set out in the notice or the price determined by the Collector under sub-section (3) as the case may be, shall be void.

Now because Archbishop sold Vanxim in secrecy it is a legal fraud. He sold Vanxim and kept it without informing any one for three years so that time bar for challenge in the court of law expires. This led to around 60 cases in mamlatdar’s court, Deputy Collector’s Court, Administrative Tribunal, Sessions Court, High Court resulting in people being forced to spend on lawyers.
Goa Archbishop has violated this clause by selling Vanxim paddy fields amounting to 4,85,275 square meters. On record Archbishop has received total of Rs. 55,04,150/-. Records of sale claims land sold at the rate of Rs.20/- per square meter. The actual amount at this rate works out to be Rs. 97,05,500/-. In addition there are huge financial underhand transactions in this deal between Bamons leading to eviction of the local people living on island for past many centuries.

Mahendra Gaunekar then sold this land to corporate – Ozone group from Chennai for Rs. 30 crores on record. Ozone group plans to set up Golf course, Casinos, Gambling, Spa, Private marina, Luxury villas etc after evicting all the local residents. Then the name of Vanxim island is proposed to be changed into Ozone island. Prostitution is synonymous with golf as in Philippines and Thailand. It is called ‘Sex tourism’. The entire village is objecting and by no means will allow Ozone project to materialize.

Canon Law fraud

In addition to violation of civil law relating to tenancy Archbishop has also violated Canon Law.  Vita consecrata 82 urges members of institutes of consecrated life “to denounce the injustices committed against so many sons and daughters of God and commit themselves to the promotion of justice.” Who will denounce Archbishop bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao when he himself is involved in such as massive scandal of Vanxim sale?   
Today’s whisper will grow into roar of tomorrow. It is just a matter of time that Bamon raj is torn asunder and mulnivasis attain their liberation from bamon tyranny. Now is the time for mulnivasi catholic priests to rise up against all the Bamani evils taking place all over Goa and rest of India.
Now lets put Vanxim sale to the test of provisions of Canon Law that governs the affairs of the Church.  According to Canon law 1291 “the permission of the authority competent according to the norm of law is required for the valid alienation of goods which constitute by legitimate designation the stable patrimony of a public juridic person and whose value exceeds the sum defined by law.” 

Alienation means transfer of ownership through any of the three means sale, gift, or exchange. In case of Vanxim sale as a method that is used to transfer ownership to Bamon Mahendra Gaunekar by Archbishop Bamon Felipe Felipe Neri Ferrao. He has not declared in public as to whose permission has he taken before effecting sale deed in February 2006 neither has he disclosed the value of the sold land in Vanxim. Was it 20 rupees or 6 rupees per square meter?

Next canon 1292 dealing with alienation has four parts: “(1) Without prejudice to the prescript of can. 638 (3), when the value of the goods whose alienation is proposed falls within the minimum and maximum amounts to be defined by the conference of bishops for its own region, the competent authority is determined by the statutes of juridic persons if they are not subject to the diocesan bishop; otherwise, the competent authority is the diocesan bishop with the consent of the financial council, the college of consultors, and those concerned. The diocesan bishop himself also needs their consent to alienate the goods of the diocese.
(2) The permission of the Holy See is also required for the valid alienation of goods whose value exceeds the maximum amount, goods given to the Church by vow, or goods precious for artistic or historical reasons.
(3) If the assets to be alienated is divisible, the parts already alienated must be mentioned when seeking permission for the alienation; otherwise the permission is invalid.
(4) Those who by advice or consent must take part in alienating goods are not to offer advice or consent unless they have first been thoroughly informed both of the economic state of the juridic person whose goods are proposed for alienation and of previous alienations.”

It is crystal clear from the Canon Law 1924 (4) that the prior advice, thorough information and consent of Vanxim people were necessary before affecting the sale deed of Vanxim land in February 2006. Archbishop is guilty of violating Canon law in this case.

Another fact comes to the fore that the crucial and most vital decision of minimum and maximum amount of land to be sold is taken by Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India (CBCI). What are the limits set? Who has this information? Why Archbishop has not made this information public?
Who are members of financial council and college of consultors that gave consent to Archbishop to sell  Vanxim land? Why as per Canon 1292 (1) Vanxim people were not consulted before the sale deed even though their rights are to be affected in the circumstances after this sale deed. This violation of Canon law points towards direct involvement of Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao in Bamani conspiracy against mulnivasis.

“Canon 1293 (1) The alienation of goods whose value exceeds the defined minimum amount also requires the following:
1.       A just cause, such as urgent necessity, evident advantage, piety, charity, or some other grave pastoral reason;
2.       A written appraisal by experts of the asset to be alienated.
(2) Other precautions prescribed by legitimate authority are also to be observed to avoid harm to the church.
Canon 1294 (1) An asset ordinarily must not be alienated for a price less than that indicated in the appraisal.
(2) The money received from the alienation is either to be invested carefully for the advantage of the Church or to be expended prudently according to the purposes of alienation.

 What was a just cause that warranted sale of Vanxim? What was the urgent necessity that led to sale of Vanxim? What was the evident advantage that prompted sale of Vanxim? What was the consideration of piety that led to selling of Vanxim? What was charity that prompted sale of Vanxim? What was the other grave pastoral reason that led to sale of Vanxim? The official statement by Fr. Fransisco Caldeira reasons that the Vanxim was sold to provide for maintenance of Santa Monica convent does not fit the criteria of canon law 1293. It is not a just cause because sale of Vanxim caused injustice on people of Vanxim. There was no evident advantage, not even financial advantage when it was sold for Rs.6/- to Rs. 20/- per square meters when market rate at that time was 1000 times more. So Vanxim was sold with evident disadvantage to the diocese. Why CAG and AICU silent on this issue? Is it because they are not interested in solving this?

Who were the experts of Bishop that gave written appraisal advocating sale of Vanxim? How many experts were appointed on this task? Why their reports are not made public? Why their names are not made public? What was the role of Fr.Consecao D’silva, the current Taleigao Parish Priest in all this? Why Archbishop is operating in secrecy about Vanxim on violations of Canon law? Did these experts write a grossly underestimated report?

What was the amount arrived rent at in appraisal report of experts? When these written reports of experts are going to be made public?
As per canon 1294 (1) land cannot be ordinarily sold. It is the duty of the Church to make sure that it is not going to be used for unethical purposes such as golf tourism, casinos, sex tourism, etc. In Vanxim case entire process of sale itself is case of fraudulency in total violation of canon law.

Vanxim sale of church land by Archbishop bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao to another Bamon Mahendra Gaunekar is completely unethical, marred with corruption and part of wider bamani conspiracy to make mulnivasi people of Goa captives of bamon raj. There is no ground left to be turned in where puss of corruption and Bamanism does not flow smoothly in the case of Vanxim sale. Considering Vanxim experience none of other projects undertaken by Archbishop Bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao cannot be ruled out for being done in the interest of Bamanism and against the interest of mulnivasis.

Now the question arises as to whether Pontiff is aware of Bamanism in Goa and India. It is not certain as to what information he has. But it is certain that Apostolic Nuncio to India, His Excellency, the most reverend Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio who visited Goa on 3rd December 2011 to celebrate feast mass in Old Goa and then few months ago for the exposition of St.Francis Xavier relics, is very well aware of caste discriminations in India. He was present at the South Asian Symposium on Church’s Social Doctrine in Honour of Blessed Pope John Paul II organized jointly by FABC’ office of Human Development and CBCI’ Commission for Theology and Doctrine that took place at St. Pius College, Goregaon, Mumbai on 14 to 16 October 2011. At this symposium Research Scholar (Law) B.M.Leela Kumari from Aacharya Nagarjuna University made a written submission on caste discriminations in India titled ‘the question of Dalit women today and church’s response.’ The paper includes reference of bamani doctrine of manusmriti as well as to the speeches of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. This is included in a published report of this symposium edited by Bishop Agnelo Gracias and Fr. Stephan Fernandes. It is for him (Apostolic Nuncio, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio) who was a main celebrant of both the morning prayers as well Holy Mass at Goregaon symposium to take the message of Bamanism practices by Goa Archbishop to the Pontiff for greater common good of mulnivasi Christians in India. And it is our duty to bring this message to you for discussion on the table. Suppressing will not longer help.
Biblical call to drive out evil doers.

Now let us deal with the issue of what is to be done with this Archbishop Bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao in Goa. The solution lies in 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 “In my last letter I instructed you not to associate with immoral people. I did not mean, of course, those who do not belong to the Church and who are immoral, greedy, embezzlers or worshippers of idols. Otherwise you would have to leave this world. What I really meant was to avoid and not to mingle with those who, calling themselves brothers, become immoral, greedy, or idolators, gossipers, drunkards, or embezzlers. In which case you should not even eat with them. It is no concern of mine to judge outsiders. But you, are you not to judge those who are inside? Let God judge those outside, but as for you, drive out the evil-doer from among you.

Archbishop Bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao has not only violated Canon Law but also civil law by selling Vanxim without giving thorough information prior to the sale deed, and seeking their advice and consent for sale but sold this island with underestimated written appraisals that he has kept secret till date. Vanxim island was sold for a song and there is not an iota of doubt in the air that Archbishop is involved in massive embezzlement and black money. Otherwise Vanxim sale at the rate of Rs.6/- to Rs.20/- is unexplainable. All these acts of Archbishop are evil acts and through his hard work he has qualified himself as evil-doer. Now it is for all the mulnivasi Christians in Goa and other parts of India to reward him as per 1corinthians 5:9-13; do not mingle with him, do not eat with him and drive him away. 

This flows from the writings of St. Paul himself. It is therefore becomes duty of Christians to make sure that they do not mingle with Archbishop Bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao, Share any food at lunch, dinner and breakfast with him, and if he is around drive him away, for this is a well deserved reward that he has earned through sale of Vanxim in violation of Canon Law as well as Civil law.

Bharat Mukti Morcha will continue its Vanxim marathon for Justice started in 2010. You are welcomed to join. Start with sharing of this posting. And keep posting to your contacts. For currently Archbishop’s house is an important centre of flow of injustice, strife and divisiveness, faster we run in the Marathon sooner Goa will b free from Bamon Raj. This is a marathon for Justice we must run.

Jai Bharat!                     Jai Mulnivasi!                       Jai Goa!