On 20 April in South Asian history

ON 20 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 20, 2019

1870: Birth of Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar, father of Urdu, who died on 16 August 1961
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Haq_(Urdu_scholar)
https://nation.com.pk/20-Sep-2012/molvi-abdul-haq-s-contribution-to-urdu-language

1895: Birth of Ghulam Mohammad, Governor General of Pakistan, who died on 12 September 1956
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012

1950: Birth of Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Babu_Naidu

1970: Death of Shakeel Badayuni, Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter, born on August 3, 1916
http://www.hindilyrics.net/profiles/shakeel-badayuni.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakeel_Badayuni


 
1986: Death of Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, born on 31 July 1916
http://pwa.sapfonline.org/gpage3.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibte_Hassan

2011: The government of Sri Lanka firmly rejects a United Nations report that blames it for war crimes committed during the final phase of the 30-year-old interethnic conflict, which ended in 2009
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-reject-UN-war-crime-accusations-21360.html

2012: In Sri Lanka, about 2,000 Buddhists, including monks, march to a mosque and hold a demonstration demanding its demolition, along with a Hindu temple being built in an area designated as a Buddhist sacred zone
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/04/2012420105329861814.html

2014: Famous Pakistan TV host Hamid Mir shot by gunmen amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country
http://asiancorrespondent.com/121852/famous-pakistan-tv-host-hamid-mir-shot-by-gunmen/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1100972/journalist-hamid-mir-injured-in-gun-attack-in-karachi

2015: Shots are fired at a car carrying Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia when it stopped at a market in Dhaka, with television footage showing scores of people attacking her convoy
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/shots-fired-bangladesh-opposition-leaders-car-203112061.html
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/khaledas-motorcade-comes-under-attack-78383

2015: Pakistan and China sign 51 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) relating to diverse aspects of bilateral relations, including the Pakistan China Economic Corridor
http://www.dawn.com/news/1177109/economic-corridor-in-focus-as-pakistan-china-sign-51-mous
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32377088



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