On 8 April in South Asian history

ON 8 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 8, 2019

563 BC: Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, is supposed to be born that day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=Article&id=6861

1336: Birth of Talermane (Timur), central Asian Turkic conqueror, who died on 19 February 1405
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/TimurProf.htm
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1759: Indian British troops chase French out of Masulipatam
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1759_-_British_expedition_against_Masulipatam

1759-04-08 Chute de Masulipatam

1857: Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy who launched the Sepoy mutiny is hanged
http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/04/08/1857-mangal-pandey-sepoy/
http://topyaps.com/17-things-know-mangal-pandey-man-fired-first-shot-1857-indian-revolt

 

1894: Death of Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Indian author, born on June 26, 1838
http://www.hinduhistory.info/bankim-chandra-chatterjee-1838-1894/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8-april-1894-bankim-chandra-chattopadhyay-bengali-writer-dieda

1924: Birth of Kumar Gandharva, Indian music director and singer, who died on January 12, 1992http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/kumar-gandharva-5513.php
http://theory.tifr.res.in/~mukhi/Music/gandharva.html

1929: At Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dadutt throw handouts and bombs to court from a gallery
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/sbsingh.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batukeshwar_Dutt

1950: India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A096
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaquat%E2%80%93Nehru_Pact

1983: Birth of Allu Argun, Indian film actor
https://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/allu-arjun/biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allu_Arjun

1985: After the Bhopal disaster, India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1142333/
http://www.alterinter.org/article3451.html

1990: After violent protests, king Birendra of Nepal lift a 30-year ban on political parties

1999: Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress

2003: In India, after a stormy debate, the parliament condemns the US attack on Irak, demanding a prompt withdrawal of the coalition forces

2010: Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins a majority in parliament. The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, the incumbent president, had already secured 117 seats in the 225-member assembly
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104912214028272.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8610705.stm

2010: Pakistan’s National Assembly has unanimously passed a set of constitutional reforms curbing the powers of Asif Ali Zardari, the president, and transferring them to the prime minister and parliament
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104815523247104.html

2011: Moulana Showkat Shah, a Muslim leader in Indian Kashmir, who had condemned practice of throwing stones at security forces, dies in attack outside mosque
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/20114891931701400.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13009558

2012: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomes Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for « fruitful » talks in Delhi, the highest-level meeting between the rival nuclear powers in seven years
http://www.france24.com/en/20120408-india-pakistan-zardari-singh-peace-nuclear-terror

2013: Bangladesh Prime Minister says no to a law against blasphemy. Sheikh Hasina said that the country is « a secular democracy » in which « everyone has the right to practice their religion. » For days, supporters of the Islamist party have been calling for a blasphemy law that prescribes the death penalty for those who offend Muhammad and Islam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22058462
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh,-Prime-Minister:-No-to-a-law-against-blasphemy-27598.html

 



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