On 13 March in South Asian history

ON 13 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 13, 2019

1822: During fighting against Muslim Afghans, Balabhadra Kunwar dies on the battlefield. He is considered the leading patriot of historic Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balbhadra_Kunwar

1911: The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
http://v1.sahistory.org.za/pages/library-resources/onlinebooks/bhana/part02-A-63.htm

1940: General O’Dwyer, responsive for the April 13, 1919 Amritsar Massacre is assassinated by Udham Singh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13-march-1940-udham-singh-shot-and-killed-michael-odwyer-in-britain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EupXHubG4YI

1955: Death of Nepal King Tribhuvan and is succeeded by Mahendra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhuvan

1997: India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader
http://deepakadk.blogspot.com/2006/01/sister-nirmala-simplicity-personified.html

2004 : Death of Ustad Vilayat Khan, Indian maestro, born on August 28, 1928
http://www.dawn.com/news/353730/ustad-vilayat-ali-khan-dead
http://chandrakantha.com/biodata/vilayat_khan.html
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/mar/25/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJ-iHHPifE

2013: Perween Rahman, Pakistani social activist is murdered, born on January 22, 1957
http://www.iied.org/iied-mourns-long-term-partner-friend-perween-rahman
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/14/pakistani_activist_for_the_poor_murdered_in_karachi/

2015: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/maldives-president-sentenced-13-years-jail-150313190257362.html

2015: Narendra Modi begins the first official visit by an Indian premier to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades looking to reassert New Delhi’s influence over Colombo after its drift towards China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/india-modi-begins-landmark-visit-sri-lanka-150313072001284.html

2018: Bidya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal President for 2nd term
https://www.nepalitimes.com/uncategorized/president-bhandari-again/
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/bidya-devi-bhandari-elected-nepal-president-for-2nd-term/

2018: The brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif formally took charge of the country’s ruling party Tuesday, a day after being outmanoeuvred in elections for Senate chairman
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/ousted-pakistan-pm-s-brother-takes-charge-of-ruling-party-1.2187537
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/13/555349/Pakistan-Nawaz-Sharif-Shahbaz-PMLN-PTI-PPP
http://www.dw.com/en/why-ousted-pakistani-pm-nawaz-sharif-turned-against-the-powerful-military/a-42953631



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