In a historic fiasco, the Goa Tourism Division on Saturday needed to concern an apology for referring to Marathas as ‘invaders’ in one in every of its promotional tweets about Fort Aguada within the state.
The tourism division later clarified in a tweet that the phrase “invader was meant for use for the Dutch. It was supposed to be learn stronghold in opposition to Dutch invaders and Maratha rulers as a substitute of the misguided reference. Additionally Learn: Former Jammu-Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah Hospitalised After Testing COVID-19 Constructive
“In our put up about Aguada fort, the phrase “invader” was meant for use for the Dutch. It was supposed to be learn “stronghold in opposition to Dutch invaders and Maratha rulers” as a substitute of the misguided reference. We remorse the error and apologise,” mentioned the tweet from the official account of Goa Tourism clarifying its stand.
What was the controversial put up?
Whereas sharing the historic background of the Seventeenth-century fort, an Archaeological Survey of India protected monument, Goa Tourism had mentioned “The Aguada Jail is a part of the attractive Fort Aguada which was constructed within the yr 1612. This fort which as soon as defended Portuguese stronghold in opposition to the Dutch and Maratha invaders is split into two parts- The higher and the decrease fort.”
The tweet was quick to go viral attraction backlash from netizens adopted by which the division issued an apology by means of the microblogging platform Twitter.
Aside from netizens, leaders from opposition events additionally registered their displeasure over the tweet demanding to delete the tweet and asking for an apology.
Congress leaders, together with Digambar Kamat and Girish Chodankar, criticised the BJP-led state authorities. In a tweet, Kamat mentioned, “@TourismGoa clarification makes propaganda of Salazars Portuguese Regime. Is that this the MODIfied Historical past @BJP4India now writing @goacm?”
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Chodankar additionally strongly condemned the act of the federal government that had insulted “courageous Maratha warriors”.