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On 2 August in South Asian history

ON 2 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 2, 2018

1763: In India, after the capture of Murshidabad, the British troops fight with Mir Kasim at Giria. Mir Kasim is defeated again
http://murshidabad.net/history/history-topic-mir-qasim.htm

1858: The British parliament votes a bill deciding that the government of India is transferred from East India Company to the Crown
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/2nd-august-1858-parliament-passes-a-bill-to-take-over-the-administration-of-india-from-the-east-india-company-by-the-british-crown
http://historypak.com/government-of-india-act-1858/
http://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/government-of-india-act-1858-key-features-1443010726-1

1876: Birth of Pingali Venkayya, Indian geologist, designer of the Flag of India, who died on July 4, 1963
http://telugustreet.blogspot.fr/2007/03/pingali-venkayya.html

1897: Anglo-Afghan War: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand states adjacent to India’s North West Frontier Province
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Malakand
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6173431.stm

1913: Birth of Xavier Thaninayagam, Sri Lankan Tamil academic, who died on September 1, 1980
http://www.thehindu.com/2003/08/27/stories/2003082704130600.htm

1935: The Government of India Act completes the January 24, 1935 British India Act
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A041

1989: Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restoring democracy for the first time since 1972.

1989: Valvettiturai massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Valvettiturai_massacre

2012: India has reversed its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan in a move designed to build goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/08/20128264238428195.html

2013: Death of V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter, born on December 8, 1919
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Music-composer-Dakshinamoorthy-passes-away-at-94/articleshow/21564207.cms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._Dakshinamoorthy