On 18 April in South Asian history

ON 18 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 18 April 2019

1504: Birth of Angad Dev, second Sikh guru, who died on April 16, 1552
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php?title=Guru_Angad_Dev

1858: Birth of Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist who died on November 9, 1962
http://maharshikarvefamily.blogspot.fr/
http://karvediat.blogspot.fr/2011/02/maharshi-dhondo-keshav-karve-story-of.html

1859: Execution of Tantya Tope, Indian leading fighter against the British, born in 1814
http://www.indianchild.com/freedomfighters/tantia-tope.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-april-1859-tatya-tope-leader-of-1857-indian-rebellion-died

Tantia Tope

 1930: Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da
http://www.indianetzone.com/31/chittagong_armoury_raid_case_indian_freedom_movement.htm

1955: Opening of the Afro-Asian Bandung Conference with Nehru as a main guest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian-African_Conference
http://hhr-atlas.ieg-mainz.de/articles/quinton-brown-bandung
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675033805_Afro-Asian-conference_Pandit-Nehru_conference-hall_dignitaries-from-Asia-and-Africa

1962: Birth of Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0223563/
http://www.poonamdhillon.com/

1974: Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore Dry Port

1992: In Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum, leader of the Uzbek-Afghans, revolts against the government of President Najibullah. He will command the principal militia force in Kabul that will oust Najibullah, creating episodes of kidnapping, looting and fighting
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/dostum.htm

1993: President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses the Cabinet
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P022

2002: Former King Zahir Shah comes back to Afghanistan after 29 years in exile in Italy

https://gulfnews.com/today-history/april-18-2002-zahir-shah-returns-to-afghanistan-after-29-year-exile-1.2013011
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/jul/23/guardianobituaries.afghanistan

2005: During a two-day visit of the Pakistani president, Indian Premier Manmohan Singh and President Musharraf say that the peace between their two countries is irreversible

2012: Pakistan’s army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, calls for the demilitarization of the disputed high-altitude Siachen Glacier where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops have been stationed for decades
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Pakistans-Army-Chief-Calls-for-Demilitarization-of-World-Highest-Battleground-147974215.html

2013: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is placed under house arrest
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/18/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134185552874909.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22196101



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