On 16 December in South Asian history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 16, 2018

1867: Birth of Amy Carmichael, missionary during 55 years in Dohnavur, India and who died on January 18, 1951
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Carmichael

1917: Birth of Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, a Pakistani scholar who has written many books on Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabi_Bux_Khan_Baloch
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/06052011/page24.shtml

1917: Birth of Arthur C. Clarke, English-Sri Lankan author who died on March 19, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke

1956: Visit of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to United States and  Canada

1957: Malik Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A064

1962: King Mahendra promulgates the constitution of 1962. It granted to the people of Nepal all freedoms essential to the development of individual personality and democratic living
http://countrystudies.us/nepal/50.htm
http://www.constitutionnet.org/vl/constitution-nepal-1962

1971: Indian forces enter Dakha. Capitulation of the Pakistani army. Bangladesh is independent


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pakistani-forces-defeated-in-bangladesh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16th-december-1971-india-defeated-pakistan-in-bangladesh-war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender_(1971)

1972: A year after declaring its independence, Bangladesh promulgates its constitution which enshrines the four pillars of Mujibbad: nationalism, secularism, democracy and socialism
http://bdlaws.minlaw.gov.bd/pdf_part.php?id=367

2006: In Nepal, the government and Maoist rebels agree on a provisional constitution

2007: The great Pakistani painter Ismail Gulgee is assassinated. He was 81
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7151914.stm
http://pakistaniat.com/2007/12/19/amin-ismail-gulgee-dead-murdered-mystery-suspicious/
http://www.google.fr/search?q=ismail+gulgee&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8M-tUoboJOGm0QX87oDIBw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628


gulgee_painting

2008: Bangladesh’s army-backed government lifts its two-year-long state of emergency in the run-up to elections on December 29
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7785919.stm

2009: Pakistan’s Supreme Court declares that an amnesty deal that had protected President Asif Ali Zardari and other politicians from corruption charges is illegal. The country’s highest court said the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) amnesty, was “unconstitutional”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/12/2009121617167705639.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8417170.stm

2013: More than 1,000 Australian troops have completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of a deployment that has left dozens of troops dead and hundreds more seriously wounded.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/australian-troops-leave-afghanistan-201312169306647453.html

2014: At least 142 people, including 132 children, are killed in a horrific attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a military-run school in Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/fighters-attack-army-run-school-pakistan-20141216742794184.html

2016 : China express dissatisfaction after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise

2016 ; Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, the last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang dies in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2055281/last-king-remote-buddhist-kingdom-dies-nepal

2017: Rahul Gandhi takes over as president of the main opposition Indian National Congress party (INC), becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/india-s-rahul-gandhi-takes-over-as-president-of-opposition-party-13355
https://www.dailyo.in/politics/rahul-gandhi-acceptance-speech-new-congress-president-aicc-sonia-gujarat-elections/story/1/21189.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-ray-of-hope-wishes-pour-in-from-politicos-for-rahul-gandhi-as-he-becomes-congress-president-2568170


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