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01. It is estimated that by the end of the 17th century, the Portuguese carried out ethnic cleansing of Hindus and Muslims who constituted less than 20,000 out of the total Goan population of 2,50,000. Among the severely punished was 4,046, out of whom 3,034 were men and 1,012 were women.02. Indigenous or native people were forced to accept Portuguese religious beliefs, abandoning their faith.03. The new Christian Missionaries from Portugal mandated that all Hindu temples be closed by 1541. 04. By 1559 Portuguese missionaries ordered the destruction of Hindu temples in that region.5.. In 1567, in Bardez 300 Hindu temples were destroyed. 6…From 1567 .Hindu rituals, including marriages and cremations, were banned .7…Everyone above 15 years of age was forced to listen to Christian preaching, 8. Fr. Francis Xavier, turned worse for Hindus, Muslims and for Jews With the introduction of Goa Inquisition. Goa Inquisition was almost on par with Inquisition in Spain -1478 in terms of gory treatment and violence.9…Even the indian Christians went through hell of inquisition and mental agony cause by christian preaching. Note: christianity of india was even older then the christianity of whole europe or roman catholic.10. Introduced in 1560, all non-Christians went through hell and mental agony caused by Portuguese preachers in their mother land.11. Xavier commented “The Hindus are an unholy race. They are liars and cheats to the very backbone. Their idols are black—as black as black can be— ugly and horrible to look at , smeared with oil and smell in a evil manner…”12. It is a paradox that Francis Xavier, the devil in the guise of a priest, who forced the King of Portugal to legally introduce the Inquisition in Goa and ordering the torture of tens of thousands of Hindus and Jews, using various innovative methods, was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622.13. Numerous Jewish families came to India to lead a peaceful life. Earlier they faced Inquisition in Spain and later in Portugal. They never thought the same fate would drive them to the wall here in India.