On 13 April in South Asian history

ON 13 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 13, 2019

1699: Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Sikh Guru, creates Khalsa order at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/gurus/nanak10.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalsa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Gobind_Singh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4hgtEpNXoE

1796: The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India

1842: During the First Afghan War, end of the siege of Jellalabad, an enormous boost to the British in India
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/siege-jellalabad.htm

1890: Birth of Dadasaheb Torne, Indian director and producer who died on January 19, 1960
http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/report-dadasaheb-torne-not-dadasaheb-phalke-was-pioneer-of-indian-cinema-1826721

Dadasaheb Torne

1919: In India, Amitsar massacre by the British. Around 1 000, including women and children, are killed


https://www.tes.com/lessons/bNhBksb4VLl28g/the-amritsar-massacre-1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre
http://www.postcolonialweb.org/india/history/colonial/massacre.html
https://sites.google.com/site/gandhipedia/amritsar

1939: In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British

1952: Birth of Erick Avari, British-Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erick_Avari

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxOWdjWxj1A

1973: Death of Balraj Sahni, Indian film and theatre actor
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/balraj-sahni-biography.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13-april-1973-balraj-sahni-indian-film-and-theatre-actor-died

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cBW2d0YakE

1975: Death of Dudley Senanayake, second Sri Lanka Prime Minister
http://www.nytimes.com/1973/04/14/archives/dudley-senanayake-dies-at-57-was-prime-minister-of-ceylon-recalled.html?_r=0

1984: India moves into Siachen Glacier (Operation Meghdoot) thus annexes more territory from the Line of Control
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/siachen.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvtgAM_l54g

2011: Pro-government tribal elder Haji Malik Zarin is killed in a blast in Kunar province near the Pakistan border. Mr Zarin, a close ally of President Hamid Karzai, died along with his son and another family member
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13059704
http://www.france24.com/en/20110413-afghanistan-suicide-bomber-kills-pro-government-tribal-elder-zareen-kunar-asmar

2012: Death of Cecil Chaudhry, Pakistani human rights activist and pilot, born on August 27, 1941
http://tribune.com.pk/story/364519/obituary-war-hero-cecil-chaudhry-passes-away/
http://dawn.com/2012/04/14/air-war-hero-cecil-chaudhry-dies-at-70/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i29nSbpkTPE

 2018: Pakistan court bars former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office for life
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/pakistan-court-bars-former-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-from-holding-public-office
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-bars-ex-premier-nawaz-sharif-from-politics-for-life/a-43368800
https://www.dawn.com/news/1401362/disqualification-under-article-62-1f-is-for-life-sc-rules-in-historic-verdict

 



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