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On 17 March in South Asian history

ON 17 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 17, 2018

1864: Birth of Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder who died in 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Baptista

1890: Anglo-Chinese convention of Calcutta (Kolkata), which established the Tibetan renunciation of suzerainty over Sikkim, and delimited the border between Tibet and Sikkim
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikkim_Expedition
http://www.tibetjustice.org/materials/treaties/treaties9.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3183.html

 1920: Birth of Sheik Mujibur Raman, father of Bangladesh independence (1971), assassinated on August 15, 1975
https://biographybd.com/sheikh-mujibur-rahman/

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 3

1959: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Lhasa to India

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7948547.stm
http://writersalmanac.org/note/mar-17-on-this-day-dalai-lama-flees-to-india/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpyEL_CX7_Q

1975: Birth of Puneet Rajkumar, Indian (Kannada) actor, singer and director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puneet_Rajkumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDhWrR_cx_U

1979: Birth of Sharman Joshi, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharman_Joshi
http://sharmanjoshi.com/about.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VOZYnVwxKw

2008: Violence spills over Tibet into neighboring provinces
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120661528938768371.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Tibetan_unrest

2009: Seven sharia (Islamic law) courts open in Pakistan’s northwest Swat Valley region as part of a peace agreement signed between tribal leaders and the government last month
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/03/200931715490896931.html

2015: Pakistan hang 12 male convicts, the largest number of people executed on the same day since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/uk-pakistan-executions-idUKKBN0MD0E120150317 http://tribune.com.pk/story/854551/pakistan-hangs-12-men-in-largest-execution-since-moratorium-lifted/

 

Holidays and observances

Children’s Day (Bangladesh)