On 12 August in South Asian history

ON 12 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Upgrated on August 12, 2019

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1602 : Emperor Akbar’s vizier, Abu’l Fazl, is murdered on the instigation of Akbar’s son, prince Salim (who was later known by his imperial name, Jahangir)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-august-1602-abul-fazl-akbars-vizier-was-assassinated-at-the-instigation-of-akbars-son-prince-salim

1909: Birth of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Pakistan premier (1953-1955), who died on July 15, 1963
http://pakistanweb.com/html/bogra.htm

1919: Birth of Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist, who died on December 31, 1971
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html

1924: Birth of general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistan (1977-1988), who died on August 17, 1988
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P020

Zia-ul-Haq

1955: After the forced resignation of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Chaudry Mohammed Ali is sworn in as 4th Pakistan’s PM (up to September 12, 1956)
http://www.pakistanweb.com/html/muhammad.htm

1977: Start of Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed
http://justice4tamils.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/1977-riots-in-sri-lanka/

2005: Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, born on February 12, 1932, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4147196.stm

2005: Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

2013: Grandpass mosque in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is shut down after the violent attack by some Buddhist monks. The authorities carried out the order agreeing to the demands of the attackers who want the place of worship dismantled
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sri-Lanka:-Government-shuts-mosque-after-Buddhist-monk-violence-28722.html



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