On 21 February in South Asian history

ON 21 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 21, 2019

1849: In India, the British defeat the Sikhs at Gujrat
https://www.britishbattles.com/second-sikh-war/battle-of-goojerat/
http://pakgeotagging.blogspot.fr/2014/05/the-battle-of-gujrat-it-took-british.html

http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/gems/the-battle-of-gujrat

1878: Birth of The Mother (Mirra Alfassa), Indian spiritual leader who died on November 17, 1973
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirra_Alfassa
http://www.auroville.org/contents/533
http://www.jewage.org/wiki/he/Article:Mirra_Alfassa_-_Biography

1896: Birth of Suryakant Tripathi, Indian Poet, who died on October 15, 1961
http://www.poemhunter.com/suryakant-tripathi-nirala/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/suryakant-tripathi.html

1950: Bloody riots in West Bengal (India)

1952: Nehru’s Congress party wins first general elections in India
http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1951-election-results.html
http://indiansaga.com/history/postindependence/elections.html
http://scroll.in/article/659860/Rare-images-of-independent-India’s-first-general-election-in-1952

1952: In Dhaka, East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) police opens fire on a procession of students demanding the establishment of Bengali as the official language, killing four peoples and starting a country-wide protest which led to the recognition of Bengali as one of the national language of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_Language_Movement

1980: Birth of Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, 5th king of Bhutan since December 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Khesar_Namgyal_Wangchuck

1991: Death of Nutan Behl, Indian actress, born on June 4, 1936
http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/feb/05din.htm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0638295/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaFpXV9UPOo

1999: India’s Prime Minister Atal Bihair Vajpayee concluded two days of meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif. Declaration of Lahore
http://www.nti.org/treaties-and-regimes/lahore-declaration/
http://storyofpakistan.com/the-lahore-declaration/
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDEQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usip.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffile%2Fresources%2Fcollections%2Fpeace_agreements%2Fip_lahore19990221.pdf&ei=VJ_nVIK3OMP5UPiTguAF&usg=AFQjCNFKGo3lYYhqlCNQsVKzogNFFNy5VA&sig2=8L4k8zbFpokkS7GzfoGZAA

2013: Twin bomb blasts kill 17 people in Hyderabad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-21537197
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Hyderabad_blasts
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21-february-2013-twin-bomb-blasts-killed-17-people-in-hyderabad

2014: Obama hosts Dalai Lama at White House. The US leader vowed « strong support » for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China during the encounter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26271596
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-us-barack-obama-dalai-lama

 

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