On 1st April in South Asian history

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Updated on April 1, 2019

1856: Birth of Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician who discovered the bubonic plague and died in 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacio_Gabriel_Viegas

1889: Birth of Indian Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) who died on June 21, 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._B._Hedgewar
http://samvada.org/2012/news/remembering-rss-founder-dr-kb-hedgewar-on-his-123th-birthday-on-yugadi/

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar

1936: Orissa Formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1-april-1936-the-state-of-odisha-was-established

1936: Birth of Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientist who headed Pakistan’s nuclear program
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/pakistan/khan.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

1944: Japanese troops conquer Jessima, East-India, start of an offensive on Indian territory
http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=19..290311.mar11

1950 : Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India

1955: Birth of Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani stateman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Akhtar_Khan

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinjira_massacre

2001: The Dalai Lama begins a visit to Taiwan despite the opposition of Beijing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1252478.stm

2001-04-01 Dalai Lama & Lu

2007: In Nepal, following an agreement that put an end to ten years of civil war and five communist leaders join the temporary government

2009: Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai is urged by the UN and Western aid agencies to abolish a new law that they say legalizes rape within marriage
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7977293.stm

2010: Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, delivers an extraordinarily harsh criticism of the Western governments fighting in his country, the United Nations and the Anglo-American press, accusing them of perpetrating the fraud that denied him an outright victory in last summer’s presidential elections
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02afghan.html?ref=asia

2011: Afghan officials said at least twelve people have been killed at a United Nations operational centre in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif when protest against the burning of the Quran turned violent. The attack appears to be the deadliest against the UN in the country since the 2001 invasion
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201141152010414184.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12940014

 



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