ON 22 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on June 22, 2019
1555 : Emperor Humayun declared his son Akbar as his heir apparent
1897: British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged
1932: Birth of Amrish Puri, Indian actor, who died on January 12, 2005
1948: British king George VI renounces the title of Emperor of India
1956: Birth of Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani politician, Foreign minister (2008-2011)
1962: Using for the 100th time its power of veto, Soviet Union blocks a resolution of the United Nations Security Council asking India and Pakistan to open talks on Kashmir
1974: Birth of Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
1979: At their Vienna summit, the countries of the G7 ask for the total withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan
2010: The UN secretary general has set up a panel to look into alleged human rights abuses during the final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009
2012: China and the remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan agree to establish diplomatic relations and resolve a long-standing border dispute, China’s foreign ministry says.
2012: Pakistan’s parliament elects a former water and power minister and ruling party member Raja Pervez Ashraf as the country’s new prime minister.
2016: India once again proves its desire to become a key player in the global space industry as the country’s state-run space agency pulls off a massive 20-satellite launch in a single attempt
2018: China and Nepal agree to build Tibet-Nepal rail link