On 16 July in South Asian history

ON 16 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 16, 2019

1909: Birth of Anura Asaf Ali, social worker and heroine of Indian independence who died on July 29, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruna_Asaf_Ali
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/aruna-asaf-ali-5422.php
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/aruna-asaf-ali.html

Aruna Asaf Ali

1954: French rule ends in Mahe with de facto power being transferred to the people and the Indian flag hoisted.

1984: Birth of Katrina Kaif, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_Kaif

2001: End of the Indo-Pakistani Agra summit between Indian Vajpayee and Pakistani Musharraf : Failure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agra_summit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1430367.stm

2009: India said formal peace talks with Pakistan could not resume until those behind last year’s Mumbai attacks were brought to justice
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8150989.stm

2010: Sri Lankan police have filed a new case against Sarath Fonseka, the former army chief and defeated presidential candidate, for allegedly employing military deserters, according to his political party
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/20107145210410411.html

2010: The Bangladeshi government has ordered mosques and libraries across the country to remove all books written by a controversial Islamic scholar, Syed Abul Ala Maududi who encouraged “militancy and terrorism”. Mr Maududi – who died in 1979 – is the founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami party
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10661454

2011: U.S. President Barack Obama stress the importance of protecting the human rights of Tibetans in a meeting at the White House with the Dalai Lama
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/07/2011716191248291319.html

 



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