There was no limit to the types and cruelty of the tortures. The inquisitors were sadistic and mentally disturbed.An "Inquisition" was supposed to be a legal inquiry by the church.In 1567, the campaign of destroying temples in Bardez met with success.At the end of it more than 300 Hindu temples were destroyed.In 1545 Francis Xavier, frustrated -- wrote to Rome ( this letter is preserved ) and to the King — QUOTE “ The Hindus are an unholy race. 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.“--UNQUOTE This drove all of them away from Goa, leaving the land behind.
Boots called bootikens were used to lacerate flesh and crush bone.
Charles Delone had got himself imprisoned in the Sultan’s palace (1674-77) and saw things for himself .
His observations are in his book published in 1687 and is named "L’inquisition de Goa".
Portugese admiral Alfonso De Albuquerque was driven away by the Muslim ruler of Bijapur and Goa Yusuf Adil Shah.
However after 3 months he again re-attacked with a larger force, with help from a local Hindu Chieftain Thimayya.