On 12 October in South Asian history

ON 12 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 12, 2019

1754: Joseph François Dupleix, general governor of French trading posts in India, returns to France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fran%C3%A7ois_Dupleix

1871: The Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, will named over 160 local communities ‘Criminal Tribes’, i.e. hereditary criminals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Tribes_Act

1879: British troops occupy Kabul, Afghanistan

1930: Birth of Subrata Mitra, Indian cinematographer, a master of black-and-white film photography, who died on December 7, 2001
http://www.cinematographers.nl/GreatDoPh/mitra.htm

1962: India decides to expel the Chinese troops from North East Frontier Area (NEFA)

1962: In Beijing, beginning of border talks with Pakistan

1967: Death of Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian freedom fighter, born on March 23, 1910
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/ram-manohar-lohia.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-october-1967-ram-manohar-lohia-indian-freedom-fighter-passed-away

ram-manohar-lohia

1970: Death of Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet, born on October 10, 1930
https://www.dawn.com/news/971951
https://rekhta.org/poets/mustafa-zaidi/profile

Mustafa Zaidi

1981: Birth of Sneha, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneha_(actress)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS1VM6jLN5Q

1988: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap
http://swarajyamag.com/politics/descent-into-danger-the-jaffna-university-helidrop

1988: Birchandra Manu massacre in Tripura, India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birchandra_Manu_massacre

1999: In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf seized power in a bloodless coup that toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Supreme Court ruled that the coup was legal but insisted that a civilian government be restored within three years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6960670.stm
http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/post_12oct99/musharraf_address_13oct1999.html

2000: Ex-Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao is sentenced to three years in prison for corruption
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/968505.stm

2013: Maldives President Mohamed Waheed has pulled out of this year’s presidential election, after receiving 5% of the vote in the first round of the ballot.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24506035

 

 



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