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10 ISIL Y.B. Int'l Human. & Refugee L. 244 (2010)
Retaining Portuguese Nationality in GOA

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            RETAINING PORTUGUESE
              NATIONALITY IN GOA
                    RANJANA FERRAO*
                    I. INTRODUCTION
   Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons was
adopted on 28 September 1954 and came enter into force 1954. One
of the objective of the Convention to endeavour to assure stateless
persons the widest possible exercise of these fundamental rights
and freedoms. It is desired to regulate and improve the status of
stateless persons by an international agreement. Thereafter, in
pursuance of General Assembly resolution 896 (IX) of December
1954, Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness was adopted in
1961 and entered into force on 13 December 1975. India is not a
party to above mentioned Conventions.
   When the Portuguese and French enclaves in India were taken
over by India, a refugee situation situation in situ was averted by
the Dadar and Nagar Haveli Citezenship Order, 1962, the Goa,
Daman and Diu (Citizenship) Order, 1962 and the Citizenship
(Pondicherry) Order, 1962. These measures of Indian Government,
by and large, avoided creation of refugees and stateless persons.
   Goa situated on the West coast if India was under the sway of
the Kadambas which lasted till the thirteenth century. Later the
territory came under Yadavas of Devnagiri and then under the
dynasty of Adil Shah of Bijapur. The Portuguese conquered Goa in
February 1510, lost it and re conquered it in November the same
year. Goa continued under Portuguese till it was liberated in
December 1961.
                      II. STATE OF INDIA
   The city of Goa enjoyed supervisory power over the whole of
the State of India'. As per C.R. Boxer the State of India is an
* Assistant Professor, V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar - Goa. The author
   would like to place on record due acknowledgement to Shri Vinai Kumar Singh
   Assistant Professor, of Indian Society of International Law Delhi who has been an
   active source of inspiration and guidance in writing this Paper.
1 Estado Da India.

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