On 6 April in South Asian history

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

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Updated on April 6, 2019

1886: Birth of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (1911-1948) who died on November 19, 1967
http://princemaak.hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/459487/Sir-Osman-Ali-Khan-The-billionaire-royal-behind-Princess-Kate-s-necklace

1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike against the Rowlatt Act
http://www.indianetzone.com/14/the_rowlatt_act_1919.htm
http://www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/storyofg/chap17.htm

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

1930: In India, tens of thousands of people reach the sea following Gandhi’s call to refuse to pay taxes, particularly the tax on salt. Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Satyagraha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEXCkZp1PQ

1931: Birth of Suchitra Sen, Indian actress who died on January 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchitra_Sen

http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-april-1931-suchitra-sen-bengali-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulvOE9ETLI

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1971: Birth of Sanjay Suri, Indian actor and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Suri
http://www.sanjaysuri.com/

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1979: Student protests break out in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nepalese_student_protests

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2001: In Pakistan, the Supreme Court quashes the Benazir corruption sentence and orders a new trial

2004: Mahinda Rajapakse of SLFP becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka up to November 2005
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-RajapkseM.html

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

2013: One person is killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html



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